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Based on 12 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 80
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A disability-centric documentary that moves viewers without resorting to trite devices, Seung-Jun Yi's Planet of Snail takes a condition most of us would find unbearable and demystifies it while finding room for poetry. show more

  • 80

    More often Planet of Snail evokes, in radiant detail, the mutual reliance that makes good partnerships work. show more

  • 88
    New York Post

    Gentle, simply told love stories are as rare in documentaries these days as they are in narrative film. That alone makes Yi Seung-jun's Planet of Snail a standout. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    Even with the heaviness of some of its subject matter, the documentary remains limpid and unsentimental until the very end, in keeping with its subject. show more

  • 38
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    The Korean documentary Planet of Snail is spare and unemphatic - too much so - with an abiding sweetness of spirit. show more

  • 80
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    The spirit of the movie is nonjudgmental, an observational intimacy that, in turn, becomes inspiring. show more

  • 60
    James Mottram Total Film

    What emerges is a touching study (in more ways than one) of the trials, terrors and triumphs of living with physical disability. show more

  • 80
    Andrew O'Hehir

    This is a love story of uncommon loveliness and simplicity. show more

  • 80
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    Planet of Snail is simple, direct and magical. The warm, intimate story of a singular couple, it won the top prize at the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, and it will win you over as well if you give it the chance. show more

  • 80
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Above all, this beautifully photographed documentary is a poetic meditation on refined sensory perception. show more

  • July 22, 2012 gls1152
    Report This User

    darn - thought it was gonna be a sci fi movie

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