Gypsy
Gypsy (2012)

Shades of Hamlet among the gypsies (the Roma): A Czech-Slovakian tale of a teenage boy who loses his father and distrusts his sleazy new stepdad. This poignant, resonant drama is equal parts neo-realism and modern Shakespearean tragedy. As… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 27, 2012
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

The general texture of the film is constantly engaging-the way that these people, long accustomed to abuse and disadvantage, have made for themselves an accommodating and comfortable culture.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Best are the film's tender ghostly visitations from Dad, evoked with a minimum of artiness, and the authentic, impoverished locations.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A somber, melancholic drama with emotionally raw performances by its non-professional actors.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

There are moments of wry humor, and of improbable beauty, in the dust blowing over a riverbank or even the blinking light over an emergency-room door.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

You might call it an old story with higher stakes, but a keen sensitivity to its moral difficulties and enlivening details sets Gypsy urgently apart.

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Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

A portrait of a denigrated people disguised as revenge tragedy, Gypsy is a window onto a way of life rarely glimpsed by outsiders.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

The movie is vibrant and modern, and doesn't treat Miigár as a mute, unknowable alien.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

[It] doesn't try to counteract stereotypes of the Roma people as shiftless, thieving hustlers. But it goes a long way toward explaining the antisocial behavior.

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

[A]uthenticity of the local cast and the rare images of a shantytown Roma ghetto in mountainous Slovakia outweigh stereotypes and the imposition of a Hamlet-like story.

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