Sasquatch Sunset

critic Reviews

, 80% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • For audiences attuned to the Zellners' utterly unique wavelength, Sasquatch Sunset offers a moving -- if often inscrutable -- look at our relationship with the natural world.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kimberley JonesAustin Chronicle
    Sasquatch Sunset offers some of the same draws of a first-rate nature doc – stunning vistas, intimate access to creatures picking nits and other preverbal cooperative behavior, an unprecious attitude about the cycle of life.
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    Matt SchimkowitzAV Club
    Sunset is rarely dull, especially considering how radically different it is from other multiplex offerings. The Zellners’ script provides enough tonal variety to make this feel like a complete movie.
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    Kyle SmithWall Street Journal
    The gags seem fun and refreshing at first, but they get stale quickly. Moreover, since there is no plot and no dialogue, the quirky central idea never takes on any narrative momentum.
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    David FearRolling Stone
    [Piles] on enough quirkiness to almost get on your nerves before suddenly swerving headfirst first into the sublime, rinse, repeat.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    This may be a one-joke movie, but it’s an oddly endearing jest, the beasts’ resemblance to primates tweaking our empathy.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Mark KennedyAssociated Press
    Both things can be true, of course: Bigfoot can be disgusting and deep at the same time. But it’s not always clear what the filmmakers are going for here -- satire, metaphor, sympathy, naturalism or gross-out comedy?
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    Julian RomanMovieWeb
    Sasquatch Sunset explores Bigfoot lore with equal parts absurd humor, heartfelt character dynamics, and an incisive commentary about man's devastating impact on the natural world.
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    Aaron NeuwirthWe Live Entertainment
    In the realm of experimental indie cinema, I’m not going to say there’s nothing like Sasquatch Sunset, but it operates on a level unlike anything currently making its way toward theaters.
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    Mike McGranaghanAisle Seat
    This is the Citizen Kane of Bigfoot films.
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    Laura CliffordReeling Reviews
    Director/editors David, who also wrote and stars, and Nathan Zellner contemplate a year in the life of North America’s most infamous cryptids in a film with humor so natural to its apelike subjects it almost seems plausible.
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