The Fifth Empire
The Fifth Empire (2007)

Rated: Unrated
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

Hypnotic. Mr. Oliveira's aesthetic syncs up with his main interest: capturing characters' words and gestures in real time as they work through philosophical and political conundrums while remaining largely oblivious to the physical world around them.

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Nathan Lee
Village Voice

Any hope that the great Portuguese master is in one of his more accessible moods is quickly dashed as the film grows progressively darker, talkative, and stubborn in the extreme.

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