Dust (2003)

Following up on his acclaimed debut After the Rain, Milcho Manchevski spins this ambitious, and unusual, Balkan western. The film opens in New York with an old woman, living in a crammed apartment full of old photos, who outwits a burglar… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
DVD 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.

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.

Christopher Null

our brains are numbed into oblivion

Maitland McDonagh
TV 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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