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The Vessel (2016)

The Vessel (2016)

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Ten years after a tidal wave destroys a small-town elementary school with all the children inside, a young man builds a mysterious structure out of the school's remains, setting the town aflame with passions long forgotten.

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Critic Reviews for The Vessel

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

Whatever his influences, Quintana has made his own, fine thing: a quietly powerful depiction of the what is required to rekindle hope in the hopeless.

September 21, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A modest, but not maudlin, parable of hope about mustering the strength to vigorously plunge again into life's uncertainties after a devastating loss.

September 15, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a strange brew: stark yet beautiful, urgent yet dreamlike.

September 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Quintana's emphasis on Jungian dream logic gives his otherwise spartan parable a compelling mythic dimension.

September 15, 2016 | Full Review…

This muted, moving small-scale tale of sorrow and faith will strike a chord with both the churchgoing crowd and aficionados of Malick's contemplative, theologically predisposed cinema.

September 15, 2016 | Full Review…
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We keep waiting for the film to wash over us, and it never quite does.

September 14, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Vessel

Confusing as hell and not particularly interesting. This is really just an extremely pretentious film.

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