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Tropical Malady Reviews

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May 5, 2010
What initially appears a vague and meandering plot line is actually our introduction into a sort of dream state where nothing is what it seems on the surface.
September 5, 2009
Humid transcendence
July 12, 2009
Camera work in the first half of 'Tropical Malady' appears jumpy and interrupted by confusing cuts and artsy tricks.
March 1, 2007
Maintains a visual richness, but loses its way with heavy-going forays into mythology and mysticism.
April 24, 2006
The most original film I've seen in years.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 2, 2006
The division of the two halves is pronounced and disruptive ... but the filmmaking is assured and focused, reaching for abstraction and poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 23, 2005
A weird, gorgeous and disorienting act of exploration
December 20, 2005
As stylistically striking as it is adventurous.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 19, 2005
A hypnotic head-scratcher that manages to be oddly fascinating and frustratingly tedious at the same time. Eventually, though, tedium wins.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 18, 2005
It goes from a love story in the making to the mystical realm of legends where men can be transformed into wild beasts and monkey guides offer sage advice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2005
It's as if two completely different movies got spliced together in the editing room, or in the projection booth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 2, 2005
The film evolves into something deeper, a story about the atavistic wildness within people.
August 19, 2005
For an exquisite taste of sensory cinema, look no further.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 18, 2005
A film more textural than narrative, it's for viewers willing to lose themselves in a truly sensual jungle experience.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 18, 2005
Some fantasy films make the leap from reality to reverie relatively seamlessly, hopscotching between the two states without leaving the audience behind. Tropical Malady is not one of those.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 7, 2005
Apichatpong poetically expresses the transformative quality of love, realizing a kind of intense profundity that simply could not be reached in any other medium.
Full Review | Original Score: 94/100
August 5, 2005
Weerasethakul's confident composition of sight and sound induces a trance-like state with an elegant suggestion: that all-consuming love is for old souls.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 30, 2005
...as rich and dense as thick molten chocolate...and flows just as slowly
July 21, 2005
Tropical Malady is the work of a visionary fabulist.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 21, 2005
This may be one of the most rapturously original, mysteriously beautiful love stories ever told -- Baboon-language skills optional.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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