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Oblivion Reviews

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April 14, 2009
a tone poem of emptiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 29, 2009
Oblivion (El Olvido) throws its net across a considerable range of human behavior and bittersweet survival stories, and the result is a wise and beautiful documentary from Dutch filmmaker Heddy Honigmann.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 15, 2009
An honest, captivating, quietly poignant and illuminating documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.75/10
April 14, 2009
Asserts that, under a tragicomic two centuries of home misrule, the most devalued citizens of Lima have failed to be consigned to the limbo ("el olvido") the oligarchy has constructed for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 21, 2009
Slumming, South American-style!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 15, 2009
Oblivion is a movie so suffused with feeling for its human subjects that when a man starts weeping, you don't feel dirty about watching his tears fall.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 24, 2009
Oblivion maintains its focus on Peru but its examination of corruption renders its insights universal.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 14, 2009
The result is a tender, poetically aimless movie by someone who no longer dwells among these stoic people, but feels like she might be the only one who remembers them.
April 15, 2009
Poetic in its structure and humane in its storytelling, Oblivion is poignant, filled with interviews that effortlessly speak volumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 15, 2009
This astonishing documentary takes a contemplative look at Peru's recent political history via members of the service and street classes who reside in the capital city of Lima.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
April 17, 2009
Prolific filmmaker Heddy Honigmann, the champion of the little people, is back and in fine form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2009
Like all of Heddy Honigmann's films, Oblivion, set in her native Lima, Peru, obliterates any previously held notions we might have had about the subjects she confronts, which, in this case, are intentional forgetfulness and the forgotten of Lima.
April 14, 2009
Unstinting but lyrical documentary on the costs of poverty in Peru, especially on the children who scramble for coins on the streets of Lima as they ply their trades as gymnasts, jugglers, musicians and shoeshine boys.
April 16, 2009
Oblivion contains more than its share of indelible images and memorable characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 17, 2009
The point of Oblivion is to rescue some sense of the beauty and individuality of people who live in a place most of us only hear about when it suffers an earthquake or a military coup.
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