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Nostalgia for the Light Reviews

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November 11, 2013
Moving and poetic, with beautiful composition and strong direction, Nostalgia For The Light has an authentic sense of gravitas.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 11, 2012
A fascinating and insightful documentary combining philosophical theories with personal tragedies that's beautifully directed and magnificent to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2012
Pasts both collective and personal are thoughtfully examined in Patricio Guzmán's ethereal documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 12, 2012
Sticking in the mind, Nostalgia for the Light leaves much food for thought on life's important questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 20, 2011
That rare documentary that's as thrilling as art as it is as reportage, a marvelously shaped thesis that's both disquieting and humbling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 12, 2012
The vast expanse of the world's driest place - captured here in all its arid intensity - makes for a fascinating and eerie backdrop.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2011
...an almost perfect documentary, confronting history, memory, and science in a way that touches the heart, provokes the mind, and humbles the spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 13, 2011
For filmmaker Patricio Guzman, Chile's national shame seems to overpower even the stars.
May 13, 2011
The result is graceful, resonant, and humbling.
March 14, 2011
Has the overwhelming power of an outrage to decency.
March 18, 2011
Do not expect a lot of scientific knowledge, but the political message is strong and sincere.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 27, 2011
Not just a phenomenal human story - which was guaranteed from the moment Guzmán chose his subject - but a gripping work of cinema as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 19, 2011
Patricio Guzman's exquisitely filmed, pensively narrated and profoundly humanistic documentary explores Chile's remote Atacama Desert, revealing essential truths about the mysterious universe and the human experience within it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 13, 2012
A remarkably lyrical, strikingly beautiful documentary reflecting on memory, mortality and the inexorable passing of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2011
Nostalgia for the Light isn't didactic in the strictest sense. It simply shows the truth, illuminated by [Patricio Guzman]'s poetic voiceover narration and the found sound of wind and footsteps that echo across the desert plains.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 12, 2012
You wait all year for a thought-provoking movie-essay on life, art, science or history. Then in Nostalgia for the Light all four arrive together.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2012
A truly eye-opening experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 22, 2011
...a provocative work, a documentary that doesn't merely present facts but induces its audience to connect ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 26, 2011
Original music, sure-handed editing, the stunning panorama and scope of the observatories, the desert and the night sky, plus the heartbreaking stories of the searchers, make this a top contender for best documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 26, 2011
A soul-searching meditation on the past.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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