Gaia

critic Reviews

, 83% 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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    Phuong LeGuardian
    The innovative visual effects, which combine CGI and practical makeup, are truly mesmerising.
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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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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    The disorienting visuals add a supernatural freak-out angle to the Wicker Man-style nuttiness, plus some vivid resonance in the idea of a planet fighting back against destructive humanity.
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    Rob AldamBackseat Mafia
    but it's the world that Gaia conjures up which is its strength. Making it an eerie and highly memorable experience.
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    Keri O'SheaWarped Perspective
    A very meticulous and appealing, if horrific mythos where the forest itself dictates human behaviour.
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    For all its flaws, it's easy to get absorbed by this bravura creative effort.
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