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81
Based on 17 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A highly original film of uncompromising, other-worldly beauty. Leviathan demands to be seen, even if it means you never eat seafood again. show more

  • 60
    NPR

    The result is a self-conscious tone poem concocted from oblique camera angles, shots held longer than it takes a tadpole to reach maturity and nighttime images enhanced with a psychedelic glow. An alternate title for it might be "David Lynch, Gone Fishin'." show more

  • 100
    Slant Magazine

    Leviathan is a titanic achievement, a visceral overload whose impact registers immediately and with great force. show more

  • 88
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    It is part Rorschach test and part theme park ride as the filmmakers shoot from the strangest places and from such odd perspectives that much of the film consists of trying to figure out what the heck is going on. show more

  • 75
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    The adventurous souls who stick with it, however, will find head-spinning images and a cumulative impact that does, in fact, amount to a story. show more

  • 100
    Tim Robey The Telegraph

    It’s really a radical experiment in non-fiction cinema – not seeking to enlighten or inform, but to disorientate us, practically to drown us, in a nightmare vision of the ocean’s power. show more

  • 80
    Empire

    Part fishing documentary, part filmmaking experiment, Paravel and Castaing-Taylor is remarkable, disorientating and unique gem. show more

  • 80
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    The first and only piece of advice needed on one’s way to the fishing pond is this: Bring your patience. Not surprisingly, the same could be said to a viewer of this slow-building but riveting experimental collage. show more

  • 80
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    Not an easy watch, and something in which you must make an investment of attention – but a fascinating piece of work. show more

  • 60
    Neil Smith Total Film

    The results – achieved through small cameras clipped to nets, masts and the crew – will hook some and induce seasickness in others. show more

  • November 25, 2013 vr00000000172448
    Report This User

    Cannot put into words how unwatchable this garbage is. Any so called critic would have to pass a polygraph before I believed they did. You\'ll fall asleep way before you get to watch an overweight fisherman do it. That\'s right part of this movie is a fat guy falling asleep in front of a tv.

  • November 10, 2013 ig00000000170470
    Report This User

    Skip it.

  • October 31, 2013 mlgscorpiontank
    Report This User

    Don\'t buy it.

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