EO

critic Reviews

, 97% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Bravely updating Bresson with brilliant results, EO is a donkey-driven drama that'll stubbornly stick with you long after the credits roll.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    Mychal Dymek’s superb cinematography lends distinction to the film and, combined with the director’s strikingly original visual concepts, including some scenes representing the donkey’s eye view, makes for a visually impressive experience.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    The film, by Polish master Jerzy Skolimowski, is both moving and puzzling, a story about an innocent done in a style that doesn’t always have the same innocence.
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    Ty BurrTy Burr's Watch List
    At 84, the Polish director is doing some of his finest work, and “EO” is a highlight in a long, bumpy, but rich career.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Skolimowski's intentions, however, are sometimes confused, as he allocates a personal "point of view" camera shot to Eo, and later gives the same perspective to a rolling football and a robotic dog. Still, the imagery is breathtaking.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    What is clear is that this donkey’s-eye view of the world sees mankind in all its madness; the laughter and the cruelty; the kindness and the killing (it’s not just animals who suffer sudden death); the love and the hatred intertwined.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    Despite the claustrophobic setting, Diop crafts an evocative modern retelling of Medea, with detailed notes on femininity, immigration and race.
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    Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatSpirituality & Practice
    A travelogue starring a donkey who experiences the good, the bad, and the beautiful in our world

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    Jim Schembrijimschembri.com
    EO is an understated stunner, an outside-the-square gem that sends us on a singularly captivating odyssey with visionary images and perceptive direction&#59; a prime example of the type of non-mainstream film that gives arthouse cinema a good name.
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    Luke GoodsellABC News (Australia)
    Animal adventure as psychedelic dream, EO is that rarest of things: a narrative film that actively decentres the human perspective in pursuit of a new way of seeing.
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    Jane FreeburyJane Freebury
    This portrait of an animal encountering the best and the worst the world of men can offer, is a beautiful, haunting and special experience
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