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Post Tenebras Lux Reviews

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May 2, 2013
Regadas overdoes everything in a self-indulgent presentation of trite fantasies masked as memories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2013
The film is never less than fascinating, but it appears to be so intensely personal as to be all but indecipherable to viewers not personally acquainted with the filmmaker, or at least in possession of the press kit.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 1, 2013
A mesmerizing combination of opaque art-house cinema, personal reflection and class-based rural thriller, Mexican director Carlos Reygadas' "Post Tenebras Lux" casts a strange and powerful spell.
April 30, 2013
Life and death, nature and culture, sex and money, man and beast, God and the Devil - "Post Tenebras Lux" embraces the world even if it doesn't open itself up to ready interpretation.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 30, 2013
This is a movie that, even in its most inexplicable or provocative moments, welcomes each of us into its stream of subconsciousness as a fellow dreamer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 30, 2013
Confusion often reigns here, but the film offers a degree of lush beauty that makes sitting through it well worth the occasional frustrations.
April 30, 2013
Despite a handful of splendid moments, it doesn't quite succeed
April 29, 2013
"'Post Tenebras Lux' works so well because - even at its most random - it always feels like more of a single portrait of a man in crisis than it does an impish bouquet of provocative incidents."
Full Review | Original Score: 8.8
April 29, 2013
Creates so many possibilities that it may be likened to a rough draft awaiting editing.
April 29, 2013
Acclaimed Mexican auteur's self-indulgent exercise in exquisite pseudo-profundity commits hara-kiri on his own reputation.
April 29, 2013
The premise is realized with a sludgy, bombastic portentousness; the images, for all their strained rhapsody, show little, and merely recite a thesis.
April 27, 2013
Carlos Reygadas's latest, an almost impossibly intellectual film, keeps us at a remove that's as striking as that which separates its main character from the lower classes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2013
It's just one self-indulgence after (or before) another.
March 22, 2013
The film does come across as an evidently sincere attempt to create a new kind of cinema, but opinion will certainly vary on whether Reygadas really does offer, as his title suggests, light after darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2013
Suggests Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life refracted through Tarkovsky's Mirror: terminally self-conscious, intermittently breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2013
This often brilliant director is defiantly playing private games with us, whether we like it or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2013
Post Tenebras Lux does (just about) repay viewers' tolerance with an intermittent succession of cinematic jewels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2013
An irritating, baffling, fascinating film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2013
Baffling is the default setting for this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 20, 2013
This dark and slightly surreal Mexican film is beautifully shot and features a string of naturalistic and impressive performances, but sadly its bizarre blend of eccentric scenes don't really come together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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