Tropical Malady Reviews

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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.
September 16, 2005
It's as if two completely different movies got spliced together in the editing room, or in the projection booth.
August 18, 2005
A film more textural than narrative, it's for viewers willing to lose themselves in a truly sensual jungle experience.
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.
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.
July 30, 2005 rich and dense as thick molten chocolate...and flows just as slowly
July 15, 2005
This new film is a mad puzzle, given as a gift from someone who recognizes his audience as thinking, feeling beings.
July 9, 2005
The real reward of Tropical Malady is the moviemaking itself. It's slow, anecdotal, and told entirely from street level.
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
Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's approach to gay love, Thai style, is dissatisfying.
July 1, 2005
Weearsethakul is such an exciting director, a filmmaker rightfully at the forefront of what some are already calling the 'Thai New Wave.'
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.
June 30, 2005
While it's anything but commercial, it's also anything but unadventurous.
June 29, 2005
If you enjoy intelligent, challenging filmmaking, Tropical Malady is for you.
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.
June 28, 2005
The most beguilingly mysterious film you are likely to see this year, Tropical Malady delves into gay desire and Thai myth in utterly original, bizarre, and erotic way
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.
March 8, 2005
The leisurely storytelling may frustrate some viewers, yet this mysterious film succeeds in casting its own sensual spell.
March 1, 2005
This is a work of outstanding originality and power that comes nearer to the condition of the quest and the dream-state than any film in recent years.
February 28, 2005
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