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The Fast Runner: Atanarjuat

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and violence.

R In Theaters 06/7/2002 , 161min.
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Andrew O'Hehir
It's a difficult film to follow and at 172 minutes is maybe a half-hour too long. But simply as a sensory experience The Fast Runner is amazing. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
Not merely an interesting document from a far-off place; it is a masterpiece. Full Review
David Edelstein
One of the most enthralling three hours you'll ever spend at the theater. Full Review
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
Don't miss The Fast Runner. If you do, you will deprive yourself of not only one of the most intriguing feature-film projects in decades and enough plain-spoken anthropology for three credits at Harvard, but one of the most flat-out entertaining movies of the year. Full Review
Keith Phipps
The Onion (A.V. Club)
Director Zacharias Kunuk captures that feeling well, but he never quite develops it into a theme epic enough to fill Atanarjuat's scope. His film is by turns mesmerizing and trying, with enough of the former to make the latter worthwhile. Full Review

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