USA Today - 10/07/1997
"...Thoroughly in control....These impassioned subjects have found their callings..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 06/19/1998
"...Oblique, fascinating....The film takes on the heady feeling of a dream..." -- Rating: A-
Film Comment - 03/01/1997
"...Genuine....It enthralls rather than estranges..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/14/1997
"...[A] magical film....Morris weaves their dreams together with music and images, into a meditation..."
Wall Street Journal - 07/15/2011
"Errol Morris's fondness for weirdness and obsession has found no finer flower than this documentary..."
This acclaimed documentary character study, from filmmaker Errol Morris (THE THIN BLUE LINE) focuses on the disparate lives of four nonconformists whose respective arts reflect their unique personalities: a lion tamer, a robotics engineer, a topiary gardener, and a biologist obsessed with perfectly recreating the habitat of the naked mole rat. A delightful and humorous portrait, utilizing a mixed bag of camera styles. Winner of an Independent Spirit award and Best Documentary awards from the National Board of Review and the Society of Texas Film Critics.
Character Study |
Essential Cinema |
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