Mekong Hotel
Mekong Hotel (2016)

Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter...

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 4, 2016
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
A.A. Dowd
AV Club

Even for a filmmaker who takes pride in scaling the fantastic down to everyday proportions, there's such a thing as going too slight.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Compared with Weerasethakul's acclaimed features, it feels cobbled together and improvised, which for the most part it was.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Deceptively simple film becomes a strange, meditative look into Thai culture and folklore.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Weerasethakul's films have been hailed for their hypnotic mix of natural splendor and supernatural mythology, though this one is a bit lumpy by his standards.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

It's not painful to endure or anything (in part because it's so short), but to borrow the title of one of last year's celebrated Cannes premieres: This is not a film.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Indulges the writer-director's taste for near-catatonic pacing combined with supernatural comings and goings.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Apichatpong resists control and eschews close-ups, maintaining as always a Zen-like approach to his material.

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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter

Miniature rumination on reincarnation and romance overstays its welcome even at 59 minutes.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A tone poem on the theme of "acting out dialogue".

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Let's be honest, this is not a film, it is more like a thing, an object - it just stays there, inert. It doesn't say anything, it doesn't become… More