Archipelago (2014)

ARCHIPELAGO is a quietly devastating portrayal of a family in emotional crisis. Edward (Tom Hiddleston) is preparing to leave for a year of voluntary service in Africa. His mother Patricia (Kate Fahy) and his sister Cynthia (Lydia Leonard)… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 27, 2014
DVD Release Date: November 4, 2014
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sad, funny, and wise in equal measure, Archipelago finds writer-director Joanna Hogg in remarkably strong, confident form.

Manohla Dargis
New York Times

In scene after scene, meaning sneaks in and sometimes roars.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

'Archipelago' confirms Hogg as a daring and mischievous artist, and a major British talent whose next move will be intriguing.

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Philip French

Archipelago is a subtle film of sensed absences.

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Leslie Felperin

This is a beautifully distilled and literally still work that lingers in the mind long after its conclusion.

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Jonathan Romney
Sight and Sound

As much as a downbeat comedy of bourgeois mores, Archipelago is a sort of claustrophobic horror story, set in a place of no easy escape.

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Sophie Ivan

A car-crash compelling, painfully comic distillation of modern British middle class mores.

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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter

Gloomy and unrewarding.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)

Exposes the fault lines of a middle-class family on holiday.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Hogg, though a fine film-maker, doesn't always prevent us feeling that these people are not worth worrying about.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Sophie Burgess
This is definitely something more reserved for the 'higher-thinkers' or 'artists' amongst us. I appreciate what the director intended to do… More
Daniel Parsons
Beautifully filmed and naturally acted, the simmering tensions which give way to arguments often heard but not seen feel real and incisive. But it is hard to… More