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Tuvalu Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
January 7, 2003
Tuvalu is like watching a Dali painting brought to life...and who wouldn't want to see that?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Hall
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Intriguing but ultimately irritating misfire.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Merle Bertrand
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Ultimately a rewarding -- if weird -- experience. It's just too bad that it takes so long to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 23, 2002
Fetishistic in its bemusement with gadgetry and painstaking in its slapstick-meets-high-emotion construction... Tuvalu is a decently engaging high farce, even if its influences are roundly on display.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
A fascinating work that never quite coalesces, Tuvalu finally becomes oppressively repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 19, 2002
The film is relentlessly arty and much too stylistically bizarre for mainstream taste ... But it has its own peculiar charm.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
May 31, 2002
Tuvalu is astounding. It is also bizarre, challenging, and, at times, admirably overreaching.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 21, 2002
...give this wonderful, funny, clever little flick a try.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 17, 2002
Emil Christov's stunningly clear black and white cinematography presents images from another time, like a neo-Guy Maddin flick.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 14, 2002
They used to be called moving pictures, and the captivating Tuvalu reminds us why.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 3, 2002
Recommended for its singular vision -- a concept executed with bravura style, intelligent curiosity, and playful wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 8, 2002
Charming and a little tiresome.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2002
This one-of-a kind charmer casts an immediate and delightful spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andy Klein
New Times
January 31, 2002
Helmer's film is easy to enjoy as a mere romp, though it also can be read as a very thinly veiled allegory about post-Soviet Europe.
Rachel Sanders
Apollo Guide
January 29, 2002
A gorgeous cough syrup hallucination -- the kind of beautiful, feverish dream to which you succumb while eardrum-piercingly high on over-the-counter cold medicine.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 14, 2001
A disappointment, a precious and grotesque exercise reminiscent of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Delicatessen, only less amusing.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 14, 2001
A film this bizarre and spectacular can't be entirely written off.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
December 13, 2001
Still in the mood for something offbeat and phantasmagoric? Check out this charming German import by Veit Helmer.
December 7, 2001
Undeniably the product of a singular and beautifully realized vision.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 7, 2001
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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