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Tropical Malady Reviews

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
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
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
July 15, 2005
An intriguing emotional and intellectual puzzle that made me feel exhilarated and contemplative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 5, 2005
It's not the kind of movie you simply leave behind in the theater. It will follow you home, leaving only a trail of soft, invisible paw prints.
July 1, 2005
A few adventurous souls who have taken their malaria shots will be blown away by writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's brilliant tinkering with narrative and visuals to tell a simple, timeless story in a wholly new and exciting way.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2005
If you enjoy intelligent, challenging filmmaking, Tropical Malady is for you.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 29, 2005
There is no loss of art-movie face to be had, I assure you, in admitting difficulty with the filmmaker's intentional tangle of genres as he stakes his story between waking life and legend.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 28, 2005
World cinema's premier maker of mysterious objects, Apichatpong Weerasethakul is on a one-man mission to change the way we watch movies.
October 19, 2004
With this fractured love story, the Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul pushes at the limits of narrative with grace and a puckish willfulness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 5, 2004
Certainly for most audiences the viewing experience will prove not only tedious but bewildering.
October 5, 2004
Takes the viewer on a mysterious and sporadically fascinating trip into the darkness of the human heart and Thai legend, but only after an hour of a weakly structured story about two young men who are attracted to each other.