Gunda

critic Reviews

, 97% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Gunda takes an absorbingly meditative look at farm life from the animals' perspective, tacitly posing questions about our relationship to food along the way.
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    Angie HanFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's a film that requires a lot of patience, but if you can get under it's spell then it has a hypnotic quality.
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    Thelma AdamsAARP Movies for Grownups
    Few films capture the intense, sticky bond between a mother and her offspring so simply and wrenchingly, without remark, or convey the knowledge that we carnivores are devouring souls with every bite of bacon.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    Pigs are smart... An improbably beautiful work of barnyard art, Gunda figures that we're smart too.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    The message comes through loud and painfully clear, no dubbed voices required.
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    Manohla DargisNew York Times
    Sublimely beautiful and profoundly moving, it offers you the opportunity to look - at animals, yes, but also at qualities that are often subordinated in narratively driven movies, at textures, shapes and light.
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    Radheyan SimonpillaiNOW Toronto
    Kossakosky's achingly beautiful black-and-white documentary is ground-breaking and wondrous for its intimacy,
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    Ricardo GallegosLa Estatuilla
    An immersive, enriching, and transformative experience.[Full review in Spanish]
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    David BaxBattleship Pretension
    Gunda is stunning, immersive and endlessly compelling.
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    Dan JardineCinemania
    Farm noir. Definitely on the level, though, ground level Bub, no Dutch angle about it
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    Matthew AndersonCineVue
    It is hard to fully articulate how, but Gunda is as much a damning meditation on the human condition as it is a glowing, thought-provoking portrayal of a mother's love for her children, a sow's love for her piglets.
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