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Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A meandering, amusing trifle, Werner Herzog's latest film is as cheekily flaky as his recent "Grizzly Man" was sharply down-to-earth. show more

  • 80
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Herzog's strangely beautiful film has marvelous music and hypnotic imagery. A documentary for stoners and people who are that way naturally, it is a cautionary tale for wishful thinkers. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Werner Herzog's self-proclaimed "science-fiction fantasy" is a meticulously constructed fiction made from a combination of real-life footage repurposed in ways a conventional documentarian couldn't imagine. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    At times playful and inventive, at others simplistic and silly. Ultimately, Werner Herzog's free-form, idiosyncratic devolution of the documentary is beautiful but dull. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Wavers between (sometimes) brilliant and (mostly) boring. But it would be wrong to call it a failure. show more

  • 80
    Andrew O'Hehir

    Not a major Herzog work or one that will draw a large audience, but a must-see for those who suspect (as I do) that he's one of the greatest talents now working in this medium. show more

  • 80
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    There is pleasure in such useless beauty, of course, and pleasure too in drifting with the jellyfish amid the wild blue yonder of a great filmmaker’s imagination. show more

  • 80

    Should stand with the likes of "Fata Morgana" and "Lessons of Darkness" as one of helmer's best efforts at smudging the lines between docu and fiction. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    Though occasionally striking, the footage doesn't pack the evocative punch Herzog intends, and segments that should be lyrical mind trips only result in overstretched longueurs. show more

  • 50
    J.R. Jones Chicago Reader

    By the time Herzog tried to pass off jellyfish as Dourif's old pals, my indulgence was nearing its end--but then so was the movie. show more

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