Dust (2003)

Love and war divide two brothers in a drama from award-winning director Milcho Manchevski, his first since his acclaimed 1994 debut Pred Dozhdot. After an elderly woman (Rosemary Murphy) gets the better of a burglar (Adrian Lester) who has… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 11, 2003
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post

The bloodthirsty Dust lurches so wildly and meaninglessly between genres and time frames that all it creates is motion sickness.

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

Manchevski stumbles headlong into a tangle of mismatched tones and plot points.

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Barbara Goslawski
Boxoffice Magazine

The two eras presented in this film may display similar violent dispositions but ultimately their overriding sensibilities are just too different to integrate.

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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

Dazzling and dazed.

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Leslie Camhi
Village Voice

In reaching for a cubist style of storytelling, [Manchevski] sacrifices character and motivation.

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E! Online

It's a clumsy, pretentious, dull movie -- the kind that thinks it's way more important than it is.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Dust is a bust, a big bad movie of the scope, ambition and bravura that could be made only by a talented filmmaker run amok.

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Christopher Null

our brains are numbed into oblivion

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The chaotic, brutal iconography of Italian Westerns is put to novel use in this time-traveling, self-referential, hugely ambitious story.

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