The Institute

2013

The Institute

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A documentary examining a ground-breaking San Francisco phenomenon, where cryptic narratives and real worlds collide to produce unforeseen and, at times, unsettling consequences. The Institute takes the viewer on a journey into a secret underground organization teeming just beneath the surface of everyday life. (c) Argot Pictures

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Critic Reviews for The Institute

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (5)

  • Mystery is part of the appeal.

    October 21, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Doesn't always distinguish between fact and fiction, about an interesting social and artistic experiment.

    October 17, 2013 | Rating: 2/4
  • "The Institute" stumbles between documentary and exploratory simulation, at once confusing and pedantic.

    October 10, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Eventually, the documentary's limited perspective becomes a liability when the screen goes dark and we're left with more questions than answers. Adventures only take us so far.

    October 10, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Rarely have I felt so absorbed by a movie about people I found so incredibly annoying.

    October 7, 2013 | Full Review…
  • McCall does a skillful job of reconstructing this hipster-centric game, though much of the proceedings still come off as one of those "you had to be there" affairs.

    October 3, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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