Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision Reviews

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.
July 30, 2004
The movie's pretty much a stinker.
July 30, 2004
A challenging, flawed look at a little-known slice of history.
July 29, 2004
A heavy, pretentious and derivative film.
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.