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More Than Honey Reviews

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2014
Eye-popping photography should draw viewers to this thoughtful, revealing doc.
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
September 4, 2013
Summer's blitz of apocalypse movies has nothing on this bee doc.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2013
Oblique narrative aside, you can't beat the film's eye-popping visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
July 19, 2013
What's really frightening about Honey isn't what a hive of angry bees might do to us, but what we've done to them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
July 12, 2013
[Markus] Imhoof makes bees more important than they have previously seemed.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
July 11, 2013
Imhoof's film is remarkable in its close-up photography. The bees loom large, like creatures from some mutant planet; dangle together in a delicate chain; and fill the air, floating like unusually vivid dust specks.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 11, 2013
"More Than Honey" may be the most visually beautiful documentary ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
July 4, 2013
Markus Imhoof's inventive and powerful documentary ...
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Weissberg
Variety
June 18, 2013
Most striking in "Honey" are closeups of the bees in their hives, symbiotically working together in creating their new queen: Imhoof rightfully spends time detailing the extraordinary nature of bee social structure.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
June 14, 2013
Without any preachiness, this magically beautiful film urges us to take better care of the bees, and honor the irreplaceable things that they do for us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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June 13, 2013
An amiably shaggy combination of science lesson, whimsical musing and alarm bell ...
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
June 12, 2013
As a nature doc, More Than Honey rivals such acclaimed forebears as Winged Migration and Microcosmos, though it's working with a more limited scope, visually-if you've seen one honeybee, you've seen 'em all.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 11, 2013
A fascinating but rambling documentary about the decimation of the world's bee population through the phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Sam Adams
Time Out
June 11, 2013
Although the unexplained collapse of honeybee colonies is a global problem, the most startling moments in Markus Imhoof's documentary take place on a microscopic level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice
June 5, 2013
It's a delightful, informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis, though in the end it does offer enough dewdrops of hope to fill up a bluebell or two.