Undergods

critic Reviews

, 79% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Undergods trips over its own storytelling at times, but this stylish sci-fi outing has a unique voice and a message worth contemplating.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    The subtext may not be subtle, but what Moya's film lacks in nuance it makes up for in terms of ambition.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    You have to work your way through it, but if you allow it to overwhelm you, it's really quite striking.
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    Phil HoadGuardian
    A riptide of surrealism runs through Chino Moya's ambitious debut feature, a fantasy suite of tales that don't so much interlock as butt into one another and blurt out alarming, dreamlike correspondences.
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    Coming at the same themes from different angles, the three lessons serve to upend the comfort and perceived control that fathers, husbands and first-world patriarchs have traditionally enjoyed.
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    Trace SauveurAustin Chronicle
    Look past the uneven narrative and you'll find a new cinematic voice with something to prove, and the formal prowess to back it up.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    In this head-turner of a debut, Chino Moya plunges us into dystopia's darkest underbelly for a collection of terror tales that are often tied to the seven deadly sins.
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    Daniel GormanIn Review Online
    Recalls Monty Python or even the films of Roy Andersson...If it all winds up feeling a bit pat, a little too satisfied with itself, it's still a wild journey.
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    Hilary A WhiteSunday Independent (Ireland)
    Undergods is not a light watch, although it is done with humour; nor will it be to everyone's taste. But if thought-provoking dystopian treatises on society float your boat, you will be a happy sailor.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Tom MeekCambridge Day
    None of it fully gels, and neither do any of the baroque personas onscreen ever register any depth of character...
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    Alistair LawrenceCommon Sense Media
    Undergods has plenty of style, but not much substance. While this anthology of stories takes place in a well-shot, visually rich world, its characters rarely talk or behave in believable ways.
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