The Institute

2013

The Institute

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71%

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Average Rating: 3.6/5

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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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Mystery is part of the appeal.

Oct 21, 2013 | Full Review…

Doesn't always distinguish between fact and fiction, about an interesting social and artistic experiment.

Oct 17, 2013 | Rating: 2/4

"The Institute" stumbles between documentary and exploratory simulation, at once confusing and pedantic.

Oct 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.

Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Rarely have I felt so absorbed by a movie about people I found so incredibly annoying.

Oct 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.

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

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