Gunda

critic Reviews

, 98% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Gunda takes an absorbingly meditative look at farm life from the animals' perspective, tacitly posing questions about our relationship to food along the way.
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    Carlos AguilarRogerEbert.com
    A cinematic triumph of porcine poetry.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    The film is ultimately about bigger issues, to do with respect for the planet, but Kossakovsky has found a brilliant, emotional and daring way into those concerns.
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    Angie HanFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's a film that requires a lot of patience, but if you can get under it's spell then it has a hypnotic quality.
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    Thelma AdamsAARP Movies for Grownups
    Few films capture the intense, sticky bond between a mother and her offspring so simply and wrenchingly, without remark, or convey the knowledge that we carnivores are devouring souls with every bite of bacon.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    Pigs are smart... An improbably beautiful work of barnyard art, Gunda figures that we're smart too.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    The message comes through loud and painfully clear, no dubbed voices required.
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    Thomas CaldwellABC Radio Melbourne
    The resolution is a strangely rewarding payoff due to how precisely it conveys and inspires a pure emotional response that feels earned and sincere.
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    Graeme TuckettStuff.co.nz
    Simply the most astonishing, moving, engrossing and beautiful film I've seen in months.
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    Andiee PaviourNobody's Reading This But Me
    Without a word, Russian filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky illuminates an idea in which farm animals exist on their own tranquil terms.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    For people who want an intimate look at the common ground between the emotions in animals and humans, Gunda offers an immersive experience that requires patience ... The movie was filmed in black and white, so it looks artsier than it really is.
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