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  • 40
    New York Daily News

    The ending of Carlos Reygadas’ drama is set in a wooded Mexican landscape. That’s where Regadas (“Silent Light”) overdoes everything in a self-indulgent presentation of trite fantasies masked as memories. show more

  • 30
    Neil Young The Hollywood Reporter

    Pretty pictures alone do not in themselves great cinema make - not for the first time, Reygadas' waywardly wilful approach to screenwriting and structure severely outweighs whatever fleeting pleasures his movies may impart. show more

  • 88

    Post Tenebras Lux works so well because – even at its most random – it always feels like more of a single portrait of a man in crisis than it does an impish bouquet of provocative incidents. show more

  • 75
    Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times

    Spectacle matters more than story for Reygadas, who wants to create a world onscreen instead of developing characters or critiquing society. show more

  • 75
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    For those willing to lock into Reygadas’ mad wavelength, the beauty is worth the puzzlement. show more

  • 63
    Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine

    Carlos Reygadas's latest, an almost impossibly intellectual film, keeps us at a remove that's as striking as that which separates its main character from the lower classes. show more

  • 80
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    What matters more is recognizing Post Tenebras Lux’s kinship with a strain of impressionistic autobiographical cinema practiced by filmmakers such as Andrei Tarkovsky (The Mirror) and Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life) in which every sound and image seems to spring straight from the psyche. show more

  • 80
    Total Film

    Some metaphors score and some miss, but this is leap-of-faith cinema: the rewards entail some risks. show more

  • 60
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    An irritating, baffling, fascinating film. show more

  • 60
    Dave Calhoun Time Out London

    The film’s said to be autobiographical, but that’s entirely left to us to guess. show more

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