Nomad: In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

critic Reviews

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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Alistair McKayLondon Evening Standard
    Werner Herzog makes a pilgrimage inspired by the adventurer.
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    Nick SchagerVariety
    Duplicating many of Chatwin's most notable journeys, Herzog evokes the late English wanderer's restless soul and curious fascination with profound issues that have long captivated the director.
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    A poignant testament to two friends' shared curiosity about the world.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Rafael GuilhemEl antepenĂșltimo mohicano
    Now we are left with trips along tourist trails. [Full review in Spanish]
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brett PardySeventh Row
    The result of engaging with Chatwin's ideas while allowing the viewer to re-evaluate them is one of Herzog's more thought-provoking films in years.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    Nomad is Herzog's paean to Chatwin in eight chapters, touching down in Australia, Wales, Patagonia and more, where the peripatetic writer had travelled to study art, archeology and anthropology.
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    Norman WilnerNOW Toronto
    Is it essential Herzog? Not really. But it's watchable, and lovers of Chatwin's spirit will find plenty of him here.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jim SlotekOriginal Cin
    As much about Herzog as it is about his subject. You can be a fan of either and enjoy the film and its voice, so seamlessly did they apparently share a vision of the world.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Gill CrawfordRadio Times
    This being Herzog, don't expect it to be a linear tribute to Chatwin. It's a more circuitous, off-the-beaten-track affair, full of diversions, strange interludes and with an arresting soundtrack.
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    Lorry KiktaFilm Threat
    The film is intimate and like I said before..small. However, in some ways, it's larger than life, just as both the director and its subject.
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