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Opera Jawa Reviews

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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David Fear
Time Out
January 18, 2008
| Original Score: 4/6
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
January 16, 2008
A colorful and confounding head trip, Opera Jawa is guaranteed to test the fortitude of all but the most adventurous viewer.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
January 15, 2008
A radiant folk fantasia, at once sophisticated and elemental, freewheeling and composed.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
October 30, 2006
If all the spectacular artifice seems a little overwhelming at times, Nugroho's film, nevertheless, retains a simple emotional core sustained by sensitive and expressive performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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Jay Weissberg
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.