Icaros: A Vision
Icaros: A Vision (2017)

Looking for a miracle, Angelina (Ana Cecilia Stieglitz) lands at a healing center in the Peruvian Amazon where shamans minister to a group of foreign psychonauts seeking transcendence, companionship, and the secrets of life and death. Her… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 19, 2017
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

A rich and satisfying sensory experience, even without the sad real-world backstory.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The hallucinatory power of ayahuasca and the incantatory lure of rituals fuse with existential dread in this darkly hypnotic drama.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

The film has a calming and inevitable quality, and a leisurely sense of pacing that favors image and sound over narrative propulsion, that slows our own biorhythms, fostering our sensorial empathy with the passengers.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

You may find this sparse film maddeningly elusive, but chances are you'll come out of it with your head spinning, in a good way.

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Peter Debruge
Variety

This trippy work maps the intersections of West and East, body and spirit, faith and terror with beguiling grace. T

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Maximilian Von Thun
CineVue

Icaros achieves this hallucinatory effect through its top-notch cinematography, special effects and soundscape.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

Occasional CGI flourishes don't disappoint so much as they remind us of the challenges of summoning to the screen what the brain simply creates. Icaros comes closer than most movies manage.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

More frustrating than enlightening.

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