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Septien Reviews

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July 16, 2011
A unique slice of Southern Gothic that trades in low-level mischievousness, Septien is the ultimate chameleonic cinematic experience -- it is chiefly what one wishes it to be, based on their mood, and interpretation of its rhythms.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 13, 2011
Tully has forged an original independent work of spirit and intelligence, perhaps the best American feature so far in 2011.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 7, 2011
There's an unkillable something at the heart of "Septien," an artistic ambition that's not calculated or cynical, that feels homegrown American but is thoroughly resistant to totalitarian spectacle and the manufactured tides of mass opinion.
July 7, 2011
The setup and storyline are absurd, but the angst underneath is as earnest as a campfire confession.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 6, 2011
As intriguing as the movie is, there's the sense that its free-associative story line has been dredged up from its maker's unconscious and recounted without filter or shape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 10, 2011
An oddball backwoods curio, that takes us off the beaten path art-house style.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 15, 2011
I must be really getting into the festival circuit because now I'm totally open to a movie like Septien.
February 10, 2011
Tully is comfortable enough with his own material that he doesn't overplay gags. His parodies are odd enough to have a comic freshness, even in the well-traveled field of gothic mockery.
January 24, 2011
The combination of its backwoods horror-style set-up, an excellent score from Michael Montes - at once childlike with a fairytale edge, yet quietly menancing - and the off-kilter but nice-as-mom's-apple-pie characters gives the comedy its disturbing edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 14, 2011
It's all a labored sort of strange, like someone forcing himself to have a bad dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 11, 2011
The film takes advantage of its striking setting, but unfortunately the characters at its center gradually reveal themselves to be less interesting than they initially appear.
July 5, 2011
This low-budget paean to indoor plumbing and rampant facial hair doesn't unfold so much as unravel.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 5, 2011
Never the same movie for five minutes straight, Septien can't sit still.
July 5, 2011
The film lingers on prolonged moments of foreshadowing that offer little apart from the studied weirdness with which many low-budget wannabe oddities traffic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 8, 2011
An erratic narrative pastiche lacking stylistic coherence.
January 31, 2011
Septien proves the paths of "weird" and "interesting" do not always intersect.
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