The Tribe Reviews

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June 3, 2019
The Tribe could have gotten away with its desire to be nothing more than an ode to the virtues of rehearsal, if it didn't try to pretend it was anything more than that.
May 31, 2019
Miroslav Slaboshpitsky's audacious feature debut masters visual storytelling without a single utterance.
April 17, 2019
It's a fascinating storytelling experiment, always teetering on the edge of gimmickry, mesmerizing and pointless, with an incredibly indulgent string of unpleasantness that dominates the final third.
April 5, 2019
Unique to the personality of the actor, each facial expression and action is charged with attitude and emotion, culminating in a visceral, abrasive physicality that is terrifying in its intensity.
April 3, 2019
Slaboshpitsky's The Tribe is gripping, tour de force cinema from its opening jab, and from there it continually forces you against the ropes before delivering a knockout punch with a gut-wrenching conclusion destined to leave audiences stunned.
November 9, 2018
The Tribe was made for an audience waiting for an authentically beautiful and powerful piece of cinematic art.
August 25, 2018
Little can prepare you for The Tribe in a number of senses, but it is unhesitatingly a film that should be considered essential for anyone with a passion for intelligent, challenging cinema.
August 22, 2018
The Tribe ultimately doesn't have all that much to say. For all the deafening mayhem on display, it all but loses its voice.
August 3, 2018
Artistically challenging, topically provocative, stylistically assured, and an all-around daring, alluring, searing work of vision.
October 11, 2017
[Slaboshpitsky] has succeeded in being audaciously willful: by taking away a large part of what we respond to in a film-the aural elements-he makes it difficult for us to watch, but if you make the effort it becomes equally difficult to look away from.
September 30, 2017
The Tribe is about revealing what is hidden from the conventional world, or that which it tends to ignore.
August 21, 2017
Attention must be paid when a film as formally audacious as The Tribe comes along.
August 16, 2017
Once you are accustomed to the manners and methodology of the film, what remains is the story. And in this one, it's thin gruel
August 14, 2017
Chilling and creepy, [The Tribe] is a film that demands your attention, makes you think, and reminds us just how much we don't say when we speak.
August 2, 2017
With sexual and physical violence galore, an extended back-room abortion scene, and an unremitting wordlessness, this film is blisteringly difficult to watch.
June 26, 2017
The Tribe is a film that opens itself to endless conversations, whether they're about the nature of its storytelling or the story it chooses to tell.
June 20, 2017
There are many reasons to watch The Tribe but none of them are easy. The Tribe pushes the limits of filmmaking by engaging viewers in a completely different sensory experience.
March 28, 2017
The movie is leisurely as well as graphic in its representation of sex and violence and, predicated on long takes, is visceral in a wholly unexpected way.
March 16, 2017
Slaboshpitsky... has definitely delivered something rare and singular -- the sort of experience we hope to find in cinema, not just because it's new and we haven't seen it, but because it's truly stimulating work.
February 22, 2017
With The Tribe, the power of communication is restructured and re-examined, with a story that's strange and disturbing enough to haunt you.
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