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The Story of the Weeping Camel Reviews

August 20, 2004
Chances are, if you're susceptible to this movie's gentle charms, you'll weep when the camel does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2004
The characters are charming, the colours of the carpets in their yurts colourful and the emphasis on family inescapable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2004
A simple and radiant piece of humanism.
July 16, 2004
While it isn't always easy to get used to the slower natural rhythms this film celebrates, its cumulative effect is undeniable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 16, 2004
A film of simple rigor and heartfelt emotion.
Read More | Original Score: B+
July 16, 2004
The most sincere and heartfelt camel movie in years, maybe ever.
July 9, 2004
A beautiful and delicate reminder of the myriad ways in which life is lived on this huge planet of ours.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 9, 2004
Quietly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 8, 2004
Who knew that nomads' yurts were so cozy and colorful, or that camels could be so soulful?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 3, 2004
A window on a changing world most of us will never see.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 2, 2004
Whether this is filmmaking or recording is always up for debate; that it's fascinating isn't.
Read More | Original Score: B
June 25, 2004
A modest pleasure - a quiet little oasis in the blockbuster desert.
June 18, 2004
Like Himalaya, Weeping Camel essentially lets native people tell their own unforgettable story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 18, 2004
Strangely moving film.
June 18, 2004
Transcends genre to become a deeply affecting allegory about the importance of patience and acceptance.
June 18, 2004
A joyous movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2004
Movies weren't made for cats and dogs -- they were made to show camels. Seriously, try sitting through a nanosecond of the new Garfield after these monumentally hairy guys have drifted into your life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2004
An entrancing story of how the neglected reconnect with the mother culture.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 17, 2004
I haven't been this moved by the ineffable wisdom conveyed in the eyes of beasts since Robert Bresson's transcendent Au Hasard Balthazar (1966).
June 17, 2004
Anyone who feels like they're drowning in their own polluted, godless, reality-TV-choked, errand-ridden consumerist life will find a momentary escape from modernity in The Story of the Weeping Camel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 10, 2004
A simple tale of animal estrangement and reconciliation that in its own quiet way manages to be soothing, hypnotic, even magical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 10, 2004
The Story of the Weeping Camel is rigged toward a sentimental conclusion and overpopulated with cutesy touches, but there are many remarkable sights along the way.
June 7, 2004
Just a little too slow moving for me.
June 4, 2004
It has the cute quotient, but it does more than spur cries of 'Awww.' The film is a healthy dose of cultural enrichment.
June 4, 2004
An unusual, captivating and crowd-pleasing semi-documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 3, 2004
There are few animals on this planet more photogenic than camels, with their big expressive eyes, comically lumbering gait and ungainly humps.
June 3, 2004
It is a Zen movie experience par excellence.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2004
It's a sad, funny, sometimes brutal look at the way in which the animal world and human world occasionally intersect to their mutual benefit.
June 2, 2004
The vivid fictional specifics, and the simple loveliness of the artless performances by nonactor Mongolian nomads, attest to the filmmakers' abundant artistry.
Read More | Original Score: A-
March 25, 2004
The title of this movie isn't a metaphor. The filmmakers have actually made a movie about a pale and needy newborn camel whose mother ignores it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2004
Beyond its rare visions of remote vistas, Camel's great charm lies in its seeming simplicity.