The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014)

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 4, 2014
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2014
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It doesn't quite live up to its marvelously lurid premise, but The Galapagos Affair is still stranger than fiction in a very entertaining way.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

The mysteries are fascinating, all the more so because they are still unsolved.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film feels less like a whodunit than a "why didn't they do it sooner?"

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Lisa Jensen
Good Times Santa Cruz

[An] exotic thriller of a doc.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

A dazzling documentary about an unsolved murder in an ad hoc community in the Galapagos islands in 1934.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Though the pace occasionally flags during its two-hour running time, "The Galapagos Affair" is a fascinating look at a place of great beauty and remoteness, and at the kind of people drawn to live there.

Chris Barsanti

In this gripping true-crime story, an absurdist stew of petty tensions and quasi-Nietzschean dynamics rip apart the tiny colony of Europeans who settled one of the Galapagos islands in the '30s.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

"The Galapagos Affair" spins a strange and compelling tale, with perfectly sinister music by Laura Karpman setting the mood. But the movie is better at building suspense than following through.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Move over, Charles Darwin, when it comes to great tales about the Galapagos, you've got company.

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Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

holds the viewer and compels him

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