Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision Reviews

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August 19, 2005
Grounded by the stark physicality of the location and the emotional charge generated by those prison-bound passions (Jean Genet would have approved).
August 2, 2005
Is it a movie or the best-designed episode of Nova ever?
November 5, 2004
Problematic on almost all levels.
August 26, 2004
Involving and affecting even if it is not completely coherent or fully realized.
August 26, 2004
Carries an air of forced-wit experimentation that never quite gets its anachronisms in order.
August 5, 2004
Clearly attempting to make the story relevant for contemporary times, they use a variety of stylistic devices that serves to have the opposite effect, distancing us from a story that might have been far more compelling if rendered in a direct fashion.
August 19, 2005
The problem with Proteus is that the issues tend to overwhelm the story, and one is never fully engaged in the narrative.
August 11, 2005
David Lebrun's wonderful documentary brings Haeckel's artistic and scientific triumph to life through a beautifully written narration.
February 13, 2005
November 12, 2004
Frankly steamed sex scenes spice the film from John Greyson and Jack Lewis, gaining it entry to gay festivals but only momentarily rousing it from the fetid doldrums of a fatiguingly 'instructive' story.
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