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The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear Reviews

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
August 22, 2013
[A] thoughtful but slow and random snapshot of life in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 8, 2013
The film produces moments that catch in the throat, like the man who sheepishly admits he would need rehearsal to laugh on cue. Then he adds, softly, "But cry, no problem."
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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August 8, 2013
No doubt it's affecting, but Gurchiani hasn't effectively connected the pieces to shape a larger story about Georgian youth.
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Aaron Cutler
Village Voice
August 7, 2013
A film less regional than universal in its presentation of the human urge to reshape oneself with others' help.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
August 6, 2013
The experiment isn't more than a slice of life, but at least it's a generous one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
August 1, 2013
The effect of "Machine" is similar to an anthology of short stories woven around a singular setting. Every life in it is a window onto both a unique and shared destiny.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
January 22, 2013
A visit to the depressed, rural mire of a nondescript country.
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Dennis Harvey
January 22, 2013
Tinatin Gurchiani's accomplished first feature The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear offers an impressionistic, somewhat poetical view of current life in her native former Soviet territory.