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The Woman With The 5 Elephants Reviews

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
May 1, 2012
Literary Translators Gone Wild!
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 4, 2012
A no-nonsense intelligently engaging biopic documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
July 21, 2011
Quietly astonishing.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
July 20, 2011
Jendreyko has clearly considered how best to translate an entire life into a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
July 19, 2011
It would probably be enough just to observe Geier's daily routine; she's fascinating even when silently contemplating a page in her next project.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 19, 2011
Vintage newsreels and family photos add depth to this meditative film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
July 19, 2011
Geier, who died in 2010, speaks on all subjects -- from her son's mortal injury to the nature of her various collaborations -- with the contemplative, courtly intelligence of her favorite novels.
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Mike Hale
New York Times
July 19, 2011
It's an interesting story, well told, though Mr. Jendreyko overworks some documentary fallbacks: gnarled fingers, the view from a moving train.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
July 18, 2011
The film eventually reveals itself as a specific appreciation of a job done well, rather than a rosy-eyed celebration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 22, 2011
Perhaps this was just a matter of a great mind feeling as if her life spoke for itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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