The Forest of the Lost Souls (A Floresta das Almas Perdidas) Reviews

April 11, 2020
Filmmaker José Pedro Lopes shows a deep understanding of sadness, loneliness, depression, and the feelings that leads some people to suicide.
October 29, 2019
Despite great cinematography and an ethereal score, underdeveloped characters and a mediocre script turn this thought-provoking examination of suicide into a tedious slasher flick.
March 1, 2019
Forest is awash in moody atmospherics that constantly maintain discomfort, whether in the form of tonally adverse natural ambience against the frequently shrill score ...
November 3, 2018
The Forest of Lost Souls is a worthwhile horror experience thanks to its grounded story, Lopes' assured direction, Lobo's beautifully surreal cinematography, Gracio's retro creepy musical score and Love's standout lead performance.
November 2, 2018
It's the sort of movie that sticks with you not only for the turns it takes, but for the way its horror elements encroach on our day-to-day feelings of safety and security.
November 2, 2018
What the film lacks in substance, however, it more than makes up for in ruthless efficiency. It is a surprisingly cruel film, which is an inherent part of its charm.
October 29, 2018
The cinematography is so striking in this film that I found myself trying to take in every single detail. One of the most unusual and intriguing films I've ever seen.
August 28, 2018
The Forest of the Lost Souls is an impressive debut and I suspect will find its audience in those filmgoers who appreciate cinematic genre fusion.
August 10, 2018
The lack of narrative momentum and emotional aloofness eventually become too frustrating to overcome.
August 3, 2018
[T]he whole movie feels like two separate ones: One is mournful, introspective, and darkly comic, while the other follows a routine to nowhere special.
August 2, 2018
While the runtime is a bit short at just a little over an hour, it works well. There's no wasted motion or extraneous dialog. The film is exactly what it should be.
August 2, 2018
In a way, this movie is like a tone-poem, tracing the contours of people so sick of themselves that they yearn for total erasure.
August 1, 2018
It becomes something of a slasher film, in which the stalker's sneakiness once or twice comes close to self-parody - but the tone is far from comic, and to some extent the life has drained from the movie.
July 31, 2018
The film is strikingly well made, with vivid characters and a jagged sense of humour underscoring the sombre theme.
December 15, 2017
Clocking in at just 70 minutes, when The Forest of Lost Souls gets it right, it excels...
July 4, 2017
A nasty and impressive little thriller that goes about its business with ruthless cinematic efficiency.