Nanook of the North Reviews

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November 12, 2019
Rarely has anything so vivid, so absorbing, and so intensely human been introduced Into motion pictures.
November 12, 2019
This remains a remarkable piece of film-making and humanist anthropology.
November 12, 2019
This remains a historic, ground-breaking work by the great pioneering documentarist Robert Flaherty.
September 10, 2019
The best movie I've seen this year. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 26, 2019
The picture runs the length of a feature and is far more interesting than most of those we have seen lately.
November 27, 2018
Nanook enters our consciousness from within the white of the frame. He pushes himself out from inside an igloo he has just built. The film ends in a nighttime so real it's like science fiction.
June 6, 2015
Flaherty's great achievement is not documentary objectivity but something else, a sort of reconstructed rawness that illuminates the human struggles and explorations on both sides of the lenses
May 4, 2012
Excellent early documentary has some hunting violence.
August 22, 2010
absolutely brilliant
December 19, 2008
That it wasn't exactly accurate does not obscure its importance as a cinematic milestone and a depiction of a vanishing way of life.
January 22, 2008
Flaherty wasn't much of an ethnologist -- he routinely staged scenes for his camera and insisted that his subjects return to traditions they'd abandoned generations before -- yet he was a master dramatist.
January 22, 2008
By virtue of its timeless setting and straightforward approach to its subject, this portrait of the daily lives of an Eskimo man and his family is probably the least dated of any silent film extant.
January 22, 2008
Despite the comparatively primitive technique and the natural difficulties of shooting a film in the frozen Hudson Bay wastelands, every minute of Nanook lives up to its reputation.
March 25, 2006
Beside this film the usual photoplay, the so-called "dramatic" work of the screen, becomes as thin and blank as the celluloid on which it is printed. And the photoplay cannot avoid the comparison that exposes its lack of substance.
January 26, 2006
These characters are plainly 'playing' themselves, and scenes such as the igloo-building manifest a sage grace and skill.
January 20, 2006
Nanook is one of the most vital and unforgettable human beings ever recorded on film.
July 14, 2005
July 8, 2005
June 7, 2005
Flaherty's classic, influential documentary still fascinates.
May 9, 2005
Além de ser um fascinante retrato da árdua vida dos esquimós, este clássico ainda deve ser lembrado por ter praticamente originado o gênero documentário.
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