Naqoyqatsi (Naqoyqatsi: Life as War) Reviews

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May 7, 2008
Too much of a good thing being bombarded with an hour and a half of trippy images that appear to be lecturing me on how miserable, yet strangely beautiful, modern life is.
August 13, 2004
December 31, 2003
Reggio's ever-evolving style in this film doesn't have the same mesmerizing quality as his previous efforts...but nobody makes more accessible non-narrative conceptual cinema.
May 28, 2003
If the message seems more facile than the earlier films, the images have such a terrible beauty you may not care.
April 11, 2003
The saturation bombing of Reggio's images and Glass' evocative music ... ultimately leaves viewers with the task of divining meaning.
April 11, 2003
Like its two predecessors, 1983's Koyaanisqatsi and 1988's Powaqqatsi, the cinematic collage Naqoyqatsi could be the most navel-gazing film ever.
February 18, 2003
Can be viewed as pure composition and form -- film as music
January 30, 2003
If you open yourself up to Mr. Reggio's theory of this imagery as the movie's set ... it can impart an almost visceral sense of dislocation and change.
November 15, 2002
Filmmaking at its purest and most visceral.
November 8, 2002
Whether you're moved and love it, or bored or frustrated by the film, you'll still feel something.
November 8, 2002
It is psychedelic, hypnotic, exhilarating and horrifying, and sometimes all at once.
November 2, 2002
At a time when commercialism has squeezed the life out of whatever idealism American moviemaking ever had, Godfrey Reggio's career shines like a lonely beacon.
October 25, 2002
The sound of Ma's cello alone is reason not to miss Naqoyqatsi.
October 25, 2002
The lightest of sensory candy.
October 25, 2002
I have problems with Naqoyqatsi as a film, but as a music video it's rather remarkable.
October 24, 2002
A disturbing and frighteningly evocative assembly of imagery and hypnotic music composed by Philip Glass.
October 19, 2002
Stands as one of the year's most intriguing movie experiences, letting its imagery speak for it while it forces you to ponder anew what a movie can be.
October 18, 2002
Who needs mind-bending drugs when they can see this, the final part of the 'qatsi' trilogy, directed by Godfrey Reggio, with music by Philip Glass?
October 18, 2002
If you can pronounce the title, it's a good bet you'll enjoy Naqoyqatsi.
October 18, 2002
A bold and subversive film that cuts across the grain of what is popular and powerful in this high-tech age, speaking its truths with spellbinding imagery and the entrancing music of Philip Glass.
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