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Songs From the Second Floor Reviews

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Derek Elley
Variety
October 18, 2008
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
April 23, 2004
Let your literal, linear self take a chance on Songs From the Second Floor. Andersson is a philosopher with a brilliant eye for composing his ideas on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
Like an Ingmar Bergman movie as realized by Monty Python: It's seriously gloomy about the loss of spirituality in the world, but at the same time rudely, sometimes hilariously, absurd.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 1, 2002
You may not enjoy it but you will not forget it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
October 31, 2002
A brilliant, absurd collection of vignettes that, in their own idiosyncratic way, sum up the strange horror of life in the new millennium.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 4, 2002
Depressive, slow, darkly funny, unyielding in its formal rigor, and unsettlingly beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 30, 2002
Strange, funny, twisted, brilliant and macabre.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 10, 2002
This is wild surreal stuff, but brilliant and the camera just kind of sits there and lets you look at this and its like you're going from one room to the next and none of them have any relation to the other.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 3, 2002
A devastating indictment of unbridled greed and materalism.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
July 2, 2002
A heartbreakingly thoughtful minor classic, the work of a genuine and singular artist.
| Original Score: 4/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
July 2, 2002
Easier to respect than enthuse over, Andersson's rigorous personal vision is not only distanced but distancing.
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Mike D'Angelo
Time Out
July 1, 2002
At once wickedly funny and deeply disturbing, Andersson's deadpan, apocalyptic tone poem conjures up an exquisitely hermetic vision of mankind at the final buzzer.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 16, 2001
A deliciously nonsensical comedy about a city coming apart at its seams.