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The Strange Case Of Angelica Reviews

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
May 15, 2011
The Strange Case of Angelica is indeed strange and unsettling. What it isn't is compelling or satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
May 13, 2011
An uneven but intriguing piece of whimsy that veers from powerfully symbolic cinematography into self parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 14, 2011
A quiet tale, told through a rarely moving camera and a playful, bewitching smile.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 10, 2011
Nearly every shot in this new movie contains one glory or another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
January 7, 2011
"The Strange Case of Angelica" tells its tale of love and death with a captivating mix of formality, ambiguity and offbeat humor. On the surface a simple fable, it's actually much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
January 6, 2011
Because of his age and experience, de Oliveira brings a wider perspective to everything he shoots; if he places his camera in the middle of a street, he tries to convey the way it was decades ago, not just how it is now.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
December 29, 2010
de Oliveira's film is a musical of a sort, its quietude occasionally lifted by work songs or chorales.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
December 29, 2010
While it is evidently the work of an artist with great stores of wisdom and a long view of history, it also has a playful, wry quality that can only be described as youthful.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
December 22, 2010
We think we're in for a weighty, Hitchcockian treatise on artistic obsession; Oliveira's intentions are a bit more impish, however, though no less profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5