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The Institute Reviews

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
October 21, 2013
Mystery is part of the appeal.
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Peter Keough
Seattle Times
October 17, 2013
Doesn't always distinguish between fact and fiction, about an interesting social and artistic experiment.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
October 10, 2013
"The Institute" stumbles between documentary and exploratory simulation, at once confusing and pedantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
October 7, 2013
Rarely have I felt so absorbed by a movie about people I found so incredibly annoying.
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
October 3, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4