The Journals of Knud Rasmussen - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Journals of Knud Rasmussen Reviews

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September 12, 2006
Glacially paced and structurally lumpy.
October 6, 2006
Wonderfully elegiac... the melody of language is essential to the film's beauty, in which disposable small talk sounds like Confucius proverbs of biblical longevity.
October 24, 2006
A fascinating, multifaceted historiography and autoethnography, even if its story of cultural imperialism offers few new insights
October 8, 2006
The sad story of how shamanism and the ancient ways of the Inuit was replaced by Christianity and a hatred of the world in one community in 1922.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 29, 2006
While the Europeans are compelled to share some of their own songs, beliefs and personal history, it's the telling of the Inuit stories that compels much of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2006
Pushes forward, deeper and deeper among the ruins of a culture cast fatally adrift by modernization.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 13, 2006
Not every admirer of the first film will enjoy it, but it values its subjects too much to mold their rhythms to an outsider's attention span.
September 23, 2006
Watch as an entire social order collapses without a sound -- witness the seismic shift, hear the oblivious silence, and be moved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 29, 2006
Despite its faults as a film, Journals stands alone. You simply cannot go elsewhere this year for self-expressed insights into the lives of people of Canada's north.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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