Septien Reviews

July 14, 2011
It's all a labored sort of strange, like someone forcing himself to have a bad dream.
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.
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.
July 5, 2011
This low-budget paean to indoor plumbing and rampant facial hair doesn't unfold so much as unravel.
July 5, 2011
Never the same movie for five minutes straight, Septien can't sit still.
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.
July 13, 2011
Tully has forged an original independent work of spirit and intelligence, perhaps the best American feature so far in 2011.
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
The film lingers on prolonged moments of foreshadowing that offer little apart from the studied weirdness with which many low-budget wannabe oddities traffic.