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Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei (The Weeping Meadow) Reviews

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Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 15, 2007
The film is simultaneously simple and opaque, and what it lacks is anything that illuminates the world we live in.
Peter Bradshaw
November 15, 2007
The movie is fiercely austere; no human emotion leaks out and the characters are as blank as chess-pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
November 15, 2007
The Weeping Meadow doesn't offer quite enough sugar for its harsh medicine to go down easily.
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
November 15, 2007
It's a typically poetic film, rich in powerful imagery, which sees a bitter personal tragedy unfold against the major events of 20th century Greece.
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Ronnie Scheib
Chicago Reader
November 15, 2007
We get a distractingly vapid couple who tend to drain the emotional resonance of these extraordinary, ever-shifting tableaux.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 5, 2006
It retains that Angelopoulos magic in storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: A-

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Visually, this can't be bettered, but the superficial storyline and cypher-like characters are undeniably disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
January 13, 2006
Churns like classic tragedy while its pace is set by Angelopoulos' trademark, spooky portentousness.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 12, 2006
Though he's foggy on the specifics, Angelopoulos makes the tides of history felt through each painterly frame.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
December 15, 2005
A serious historical epic that boldly remanages the usual priorities of that form, and a fractured family saga that, at least in my experience, accumulates power as it continues.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005
If you can ride out its rhythms, you'll come away with some indelible images.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
September 26, 2005
This is the first of an announced trilogy, but it already feels as long as the 20th century itself.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
September 16, 2005
There are also moments of such breathtaking grace and artistry that you'd be forgiven for thinking you're watching the most beautiful movie ever made.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 16, 2005
Angelopoulos has created a memorably sweeping survey, but even an epic needs some moments of genuine intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kent Turner
September 14, 2005
It's like looking at a technically-polished painting, but not being fully drawn in.
Full Review | Original Score: '2.25/5'
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Dana Stevens
New York Times
September 14, 2005
The first in a projected trilogy by the Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, The Weeping Meadow is a beautiful and devastating meditation on war, history and loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 14, 2005
Not for all tastes, it's recommended for discerning viewers.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Derek Elley
September 13, 2005
The movie plays like a career summation in which the 68-year-old writer-director has simply run out new ideas.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
September 13, 2005
It's Homeric filmmaking, uniquely worthy of the word.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
September 12, 2005
Angelopoulos does not relate the story of his country so much as linger amid the whispered backstories of its citizens, and we are somehow left to fill in the shadowy gaps.
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