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  • 88
    Slant Magazine

    Robinson's very name ties him to explorers like Crusoe and Walden, but he is also something like JLG's whispering leftist prankster who butted into 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her to intermittently spout rhetoric over images of freeways and construction sites. show more

  • 80
    David Parkinson Empire

    Keiller's follow up to his cine-essays London and Robinson In Space is another intelligent, thought-provoking piece of filmmaking. show more

  • 60
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    Comparable works like John Gianvito's "Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind," or nearly anything from cine-essayist Chris Marker's oeuvre, mine similar territory much more rewardingly. show more

  • 90
    Village Voice

    A rigorous, agile, scathingly funny reckoning with a city and society in the last stages of decline. show more

  • 70
    Leslie Felperin Variety

    Although rich in ideas and always compelling to look at, writer-helmer Patrick Keiller's latest semi-experimental pic Robinson in Ruins reps a minor disappointment after his outstanding, same-veined previous works, "London" and "Robinson in Space." show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    An exaltation of life counters the intimations of extinction, trumping the polemical despair. show more

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