Such a Long Journey Reviews

  • Aug 19, 2014

    Such a Long Journey is an excellent character study with more than enough of a story line to keep the plot-oriented viewer involved.

    Such a Long Journey is an excellent character study with more than enough of a story line to keep the plot-oriented viewer involved.

  • Sep 22, 2012

    "Midnight's Children" has nothing on this movie.

    "Midnight's Children" has nothing on this movie.

  • Nov 15, 2008

    Roshan Seth of "Gandhi" fame is brilliantly cast in this remarkable film from Sturla Gunnarson. The pathos of the film was of a unique and rare vintage. I was completely entranced from beginning to end. Sturla Gunnarson is THE voice of Canadian cinema.

    Roshan Seth of "Gandhi" fame is brilliantly cast in this remarkable film from Sturla Gunnarson. The pathos of the film was of a unique and rare vintage. I was completely entranced from beginning to end. Sturla Gunnarson is THE voice of Canadian cinema.

  • Nov 15, 2008

    The sound quality and photography alone are worth seeing. The scene at the city train station is breathtaking. I am so impressed with the attention to detail and the quality of the acting.

    The sound quality and photography alone are worth seeing. The scene at the city train station is breathtaking. I am so impressed with the attention to detail and the quality of the acting.

  • Nov 15, 2008

    Yes - Mola Ram's side hand man from"Temple of Doom" has his own movie...and it's very stirring and beautiful

    Yes - Mola Ram's side hand man from"Temple of Doom" has his own movie...and it's very stirring and beautiful

  • Nov 15, 2008

    One of the only novels that has made a great movie

    One of the only novels that has made a great movie

  • Nov 15, 2008

    One of the best examples of book-based screenplays in history. Stunning characters are brought to life with flawless skill.

    One of the best examples of book-based screenplays in history. Stunning characters are brought to life with flawless skill.

  • Nov 15, 2008

    A movie of one man's triumphs despite great odds against him. A view of life in a busy Indian city. Sturla Gunnarsson was great as the father, husband, friend, secret rebel and confidante.

    A movie of one man's triumphs despite great odds against him. A view of life in a busy Indian city. Sturla Gunnarsson was great as the father, husband, friend, secret rebel and confidante.

  • Nov 15, 2008

    So long and so terribly pointless. This perhaps would have worked as a soap opera type of TV series, but something indispensable is missing here in terms of good filmmaking. It reminds me of "Quills" or "Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil" or "The Shipping News", in that the filmmakers present you with various characters that you're meant to identify with, then attempt to jerk your emotions around and make brilliant statements, but in the end it all just feels superficial and stale.

    So long and so terribly pointless. This perhaps would have worked as a soap opera type of TV series, but something indispensable is missing here in terms of good filmmaking. It reminds me of "Quills" or "Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil" or "The Shipping News", in that the filmmakers present you with various characters that you're meant to identify with, then attempt to jerk your emotions around and make brilliant statements, but in the end it all just feels superficial and stale.

  • Jul 16, 2008

    It's an excellent film. Very true the the book. It successfully brought out the India and all the characters illustrated in the book. However, I find this movie too fast. You would lost in the story if you haven't read the book. It's understandable that the movie-maker has to cut out some elements from the book though.

    It's an excellent film. Very true the the book. It successfully brought out the India and all the characters illustrated in the book. However, I find this movie too fast. You would lost in the story if you haven't read the book. It's understandable that the movie-maker has to cut out some elements from the book though.