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Soi Cowboy Reviews

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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
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
June 12, 2009
A mysterious, hallucinatory and weirdly enthralling metaphysical essay.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
June 16, 2009
This wilful obscurantism comes across merely as a pose, an undergraduate homage to both Antonioni and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
June 16, 2009
It mostly maintains an artful minimalism you will either find subtle or terminally boring.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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