Vanishing Waves
Vanishing Waves (2013)

A bold, visionary work of science fiction cinema that recalls the genre in its cerebral 1960s and '70s golden age, just as it simultaneously forges new territory with its unique fusion of emotional melodrama and hallucinatory widescreen… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 15, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

There are interesting themes: about how much of the impulse to love is hidden from the conscious mind, and how much of sex is fantasy. But the impact is diminished by lifeless leads.

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David Fear
Time Out

It's derivative to a fault-but a deserved midnight-movie cult following is all but assured.

Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

A scintillating sci-fi throwback, Vanishing Waves draws inspiration from Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky, among others, but without feeling plagiaristic.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

This Lithuanian love story from Kristina Buozyte offers a discomfiting blend of visual ecstasy and narrative sterility.

Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Plot and character sketchiness aside, though, Vanishing Waves is incredibly absorbing, because Buozyte and Samper are smart about how sexual urges can override all reason and obligation.

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Eric Melin

Writer/director Kristina Buozyte creates some stunning dreamscapes and puts together the shared-experience sequences with a real freshness.

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Jonathan Kiefer
Village Voice

Buozyte and her co-writer and "visual style author" Bruno Samper make the most of pricey-looking production design, cocooning their leads in soft white light, prowling dolly shots, and shimmering special effects.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Yahoo! Movies

...once the conceit is revealed, the attention-span vanishes.

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Luke Y. Thompson

Excellent production values and a standout performance by Jurga Jutaite as immovable victim and movingly vulnerable dream girl...make this one to catch

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