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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).
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 11, 2005
David Lebrun's wonderful documentary brings Haeckel's artistic and scientific triumph to life through a beautifully written narration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 27, 2004
An intelligently rendered film (shot on video) that doesn't seek to make its central characters overtly sympathetic even as it stresses the human rights so thoughtlessly or deliberately denied them.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2004
Involving and affecting even if it is not completely coherent or fully realized.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2004
... the story of lust, love and betrayal intriguingly bemoans racism and prejudice of bygone times while peppering the 'history' with more modern references ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 2, 2005
Is it a movie or the best-designed episode of Nova ever?
February 13, 2005
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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.
November 12, 2004
The biggest failing of the movie is that it focuses on the scientific experiments and the facts of the case instead of the emotion of the situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2004
Problematic on almost all levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
July 30, 2004
The movie's pretty much a stinker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 30, 2004
A challenging, flawed look at a little-known slice of history.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 29, 2004
A heavy, pretentious and derivative film.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 29, 2004
Homophobia and hyprocisy, history and legend, racism and jealousy, cruelty and love all figure in -- and prove too much.
July 13, 2004
Script doesn't sufficiently fill in the blanks left by historical record regarding the personalities involved, which robs the central relationship of emotional (let alone tragic) depth.
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