Robinson in Ruins
Robinson in Ruins (2012)

The third installment of Keiller's "Robinson" trilogy finds Robinson wandering through the English countryside, wondering aloud whether the failures of late capitalism in the UK can be explained by the flora and detritus he… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 12, 2012
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Andy Webster
New York Times

An exaltation of life counters the intimations of extinction, trumping the polemical despair.

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Louis Proyect

Not your everyday fare. A Marxist documentary assault on Tory-inspired rot in Britain. Hopefully it will inspire young American filmmakers to go after our own filthy rich.

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Peter Bradshaw

Perhaps it is all a little recondite, but there are moments of austere visual poetry...

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

The results are both enlightening and enervating.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

It's too abstruse for its own good, and often boring.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Keiller finds melancholic magic in the discarded domestic and industrial edifices of a landscape that has much to tell us -- if only we're prepared to look and listen.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

Not only is this elegiac work filled with paradoxical hope for humanity's future, it's also an encouraging sign of life-an indication of the robust health of documentary art

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Daily Express (UK)

Vanessa Redgrave provides the narration of a beautifully photographed, meandering film essay that fails to match the impact of either London or Robinson In Space.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Keiller casts a spell. His "psychogeographical" methods unearth secrets about Britain not merely physical but spiritual, cultural, economic.

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