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Planet of Snail Reviews

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 13, 2012
"Planet of Snail" is simple, direct and magical.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
July 26, 2012
Gentle, simply told love stories are as rare in documentaries these days as they are in narrative film. That alone makes Yi Seung-jun's "Planet of Snail" a standout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
July 25, 2012
"Planet of Snail" offers a precious moment of clarity and simplicity amid a chaotic and poisonous summer, and tells an unforgettable love story to boot.
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
July 25, 2012
With little story to speak of, Planet Of Snail is more of an experiential piece, closing in on the pleasure and wonder with which Young-chan takes in details like rain falling outside the window and the bark of a tree.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 24, 2012
Above all, this beautifully photographed documentary is a poetic meditation on refined sensory perception.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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July 24, 2012
A portrait of practical symbiosis in both domestic and emotional terms.
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
July 24, 2012
An unadorned, unsentimental portrait of a marriage, Yi Seung-jun's documentary Planet of Snail celebrates the daily life of an exceptionally collaborative couple.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
July 24, 2012
The spirit of the movie is nonjudgmental, an observational intimacy that, in turn, becomes inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
June 19, 2012
It's very moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 17, 2012
Haunting doc about deaf-blind man handles heartbreaking subject with restraint.