White God Reviews

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July 1, 2019
We understand Hagen's emotional arc with perfect clarity.
June 15, 2019
Imaginative, energetic and ambitious, White God is mysterious, unique and ethically perplexing. Warning dog lovers: some scenes may be distressing.
June 6, 2019
White God's attempts to merge arthouse sensibilities with B-movie fun tends to be hit or miss, but while Mundruczo may falter on the arthouse side, he certainly knows how to make an entertaining genre film.
April 4, 2019
The ultimate message may be a little fuzzy, but Mundruczó has crafted a incredibly cinematic canine parable that remains gripping and inventive from its nose to its tail.
March 24, 2019
White God is too expertly realized and audacious to not at least recommend, even if I felt dispirited and cheated to have endured so much animal-related violence only to arrive at the Shawshank Redemption and Deep Blue Sea beats of the denouement.
December 19, 2018
The climax is lovely, Psotta is a beautifully persuasive, serious young heroine and the dogs are magnificent.
August 23, 2018
There is no anthropomorphizing in the super-excellent Icelandic feature Of Horses and Men, but it makes the human-animal connection plain nonetheless.
August 3, 2018
What you see then among the fluffy chaos on screen is, above all else, a wasted opportunity.
March 30, 2018
Rather than suffering from a lack of form, however, White God is split in two by the tonal and narrative incongruities of a twinned pair of plots that have no business being in the same film.
February 16, 2018
"White God" finds something both awesome and appalling in the violence perpetrated by the dog pack, conveyed in broad panoramic shots of dogs facing down police.
January 12, 2018
... a parable about the rebellions of the oppressed... [Full review in Spanish]
August 10, 2017
White God is not your average animal film, I'll admit. We in the U.S. are so used to the feel-good animal story that most audiences would find this one is disturbing.
August 2, 2017
White God may be about the adventures of a dog and a young girl, but it's far from a Disney tooth-decayer.
March 30, 2017
An astounding, crushing film.
May 10, 2016
Through Hagen's journey into the pit of madness, this strange film, directed by Kornél Mundruczó, becomes a thriller, a parable, as well as a tough critique of the way men assume superiority over nature.
February 25, 2016
Mundruczó's focus is clearly going to the admittedly impressive execution, but White God lacks the narrative weight to leave an impact.
January 5, 2016
This unique Hungarian fable about racism and immigration is told from the point of view of dogs and children.
January 2, 2016
Although bold and intermittently gripping, the end result smacks of overreaching.
January 1, 2016
Reads as a stylized conceit, undercut by too many little moments when performances, from human and canine alike, don't truthfully express what the movie says they do.
December 31, 2015
Hopefully someday Hollywood will be able to make films as great as this one. [Full review in Spanish]
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