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Soi Cowboy Reviews

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 18, 2009
Clay doesn't want for ideas but his symbolism is in grave danger of smothering the story
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)
June 16, 2009
There is skill, thoughtfulness and chutzpah here, but not enough to create the sort of mesmeric power that a film of this kind needs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Solomons
Observer (UK)
June 16, 2009
This wilful obscurantism comes across merely as a pose, an undergraduate homage to both Antonioni and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
June 16, 2009
It mostly maintains an artful minimalism you will either find subtle or terminally boring.
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
June 12, 2009
Here is an artist who has gone back to the drawing board and pared down his act to deliver a stark and complex humanist message with technical brio and a broad knowledge of cinema, demonstrating real poise and originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
June 12, 2009
Soi Cowboy, confirms Thomas Clay's arthouse cine-literacy but suggests that he might not know what to do with all the movie references that he spreads liberally through his work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 12, 2009
A mysterious, hallucinatory and weirdly enthralling metaphysical essay.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
June 12, 2009
Soi Cowboy's wet concrete pacing, dialogue free scenes, and prolonged takes will test the patience of even the most understanding movie buff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Carmen Gray
Total Film
June 12, 2009
Dislocation and desperation are the twin linchpins of Brit director Thomas Clay's Thailand-set slowburner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
June 2, 2009
A bold experiment or a crashing bore? Clay's muted hybrid is a bit of both, in unequal measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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