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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 90
    Jordan Hoffman

    The movie on its own is great, but with this music it's sublime. show more

  • 63
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    At its best, The Great Flood is hypnotic — at its worst, numbing. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    Even in comparatively conventional mode, Bill Morrison's work still benefits from the poetic potential of nature's repossession of its own elements. show more

  • 80
    Time Out New York

    The flood images are stark, conveying all the terror and pity that modern disaster footage imparts. But Morrison and Frisell infuse the film with warmth and, where appropriate, a touch of wit, causing its subject to breathe anew. show more

  • 70
    Noel Murray The Dissolve

    The Great Flood works as a wordless narrative of human endurance, showing communities gathering to stack sandbags, then gathering again to dig out of the muck after their previous efforts failed. show more

  • 90
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    Guitarist-composer Bill Frisell's wall-to-wall, bluesy-jazzy soundtrack beautifully reflects and unifies the visuals while also helping to personalize this distinct endeavor. It's a terrific achievement. show more

  • 80
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    A striking experiment in music and moviemaking. show more

  • 70
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Morrison has always closely collaborated with musicians, but here the helmer goes one better, making music the ultimate product of the Great Flood. show more

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