Gaia

critic Reviews

, 80% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • If its narrative ambitions aren't always equaled by its chilling visuals, Gaia remains an effective slice of ecological horror.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    A thought-provoking and disturbing experience.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    Even when the story takes on biblical overtones, the melodrama never blossoms. And in terms of suspense, Gaia doesn't so much tighten the screws as endlessly turn them in the wrong direction.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    Bouwer takes material that could have been laughable and makes it terrifying and intense.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    As a feat of carefully imagined, economically realized world-building... "Gaia" compels to the end, making the most of the natural resources at its disposal while constructing its own dreamy, tactile visions.
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    Wes GreeneSlant Magazine
    After a while, the film's elaborate, often breathtaking special effects come to feel like it's only source of complexity.
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    Marc SavlovAustin Chronicle
    Fans of Jeff VanderMeer's "Southern Reach Trilogy" and its Annihilation adaptation, and lovers of the defiantly feminine and vengeful natural world will find plenty to chew on in Gaia.
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    Tom MeekCambridge Day
    ...the scant details about the occult and the supernatural and shifting narrative focus detracts from an otherwise stylish effort.
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    Gaia is hardly campy, though. Instead, it's a densely textured variation on the "Mother Nature strikes back" horror flicks that have flourished since the 1970s...
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    Joe FriarThe Victoria Advocate
    Trippy woodland horror that leaves a lasting impression. A mind-bending thriller lead by Monique Rockman's first-rate performance.
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    John SerbaDecider
    Bouwer exercises significant visual prowess with Gaia.
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