Critic Reviews for Tuvalu
A fascinating work that never quite coalesces, Tuvalu finally becomes oppressively repetitive.
Tuvalu is astounding. It is also bizarre, challenging, and, at times, admirably overreaching.
This one-of-a kind charmer casts an immediate and delightful spell.
A disappointment, a precious and grotesque exercise reminiscent of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Delicatessen, only less amusing.
Still in the mood for something offbeat and phantasmagoric? Check out this charming German import by Veit Helmer.
The kind of movie that might one day find itself in the hall of fame of surreal movie weirdness alongside cult favorites like Eraserhead, Delicatessen and the avant-garde frolics of Guy Maddin.
Audience Reviews for Tuvalu
Can a picturesque but dilapidated Turkish bathhouse pass a government inspection, and can love between a poolboy and a female patron flourish after the girl's father is killed when a piece of the crumbling ceiling falls on him? This nearly silent, tinted experimental feature with slapstick tributes is beautiful to look at but difficult to follow; the set peices are excellent, in small doses, but my attention drifted overall.
At first you really don't know what going on. But the uniqueness of the film is where it stands out.
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