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Opera Jawa Reviews

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April 23, 2009
As beautiful as it is confounding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 19, 2007
Extraordinary, eerie, exotic and erotic...Opera Jawa is like nothing you have seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 7, 2010
A refreshing treat.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 7, 2007
A crash course in Javanese symbolism is advised before viewing, but few current movies can boast a more of breath-stopping images.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2008
A radiant folk fantasia, at once sophisticated and elemental, freewheeling and composed.
September 23, 2006
A beautifully mounted musical epic combining traditional myths with contempo meditations on violence and social inequality, Opera Jawa is bold and innovative.
January 16, 2008
A colorful and confounding head trip, Opera Jawa is guaranteed to test the fortitude of all but the most adventurous viewer.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 4, 2007
A visually stunning musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2007
With some remarkable dance and spectacle, this is a unique film, but not exactly one with broad appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 16, 2008
I found it beautiful, exotic and virtually incomprehensible.
August 31, 2007
Stunningly beautiful, it's a shame we can only understand a fraction of what's going on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 8, 2007
I remembered what Kenneth Tynan said about Godot: go and see it, and the worst that can happen is that you will see an oddity, a four-leaf clover. But it could yet be a wonderful experience.
January 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/6
September 19, 2008
Blood and beauty are set in tandem, leaving the audience to wrestle with the contradictions that [director] Nugroho highlights in a film that stands out by any standard of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 7, 2007
In certain circles, it won't be for anyone. But it's as unusual and enigmatic a piece of cinema as you're likely to see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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