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OKA! Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 20, 2012
It's a pleasant, if slow-moving, trip down a lazy river.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
October 27, 2011
The plot is somewhat pedestrian and the dialogue needs more zip.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
October 14, 2011
Oka! is a fascinating movie with many free-form charms.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 14, 2011
Yearning for an exciting African adventure? "Oka!" isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
Variety
October 14, 2011
What's refreshing about Oka! is its aversion to any kind of cliches.
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Andy Webster
New York Times
October 13, 2011
If only for its portrait of a land and a fascinating culture, "Oka!" is worth the journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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October 13, 2011
Rather than idealize life in a state of nature, Oka! depicts Bayaka culture as messy and not always admirable, but exuberantly vital.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
October 11, 2011
That the filmmaker at least makes a concerted effort to tweak what in most hands would be an offensively whitewashed dark-continent parable is worth some measure of praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
October 11, 2011
Oka!, a loose-limbed tapestry of cultural nuances, atmosphere, and song, is a tuneful tribute to the Bayakan spirit.