Sasquatch Sunset

critic Reviews

, 72% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • For audiences attuned to the Zellners' utterly unique wavelength, Sasquatch Sunset offers a moving -- if often inscrutable -- look at our relationship with the natural world.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    Multiple walkouts at Sundance suggest that the film is too languorous for some tastes and too gross for others. Hang in there and it’s rewardingly novel, touchingly human and agreeably nutty.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    How audacious, beguiling and disturbing is this crazy, absurdist fantasy? Let me count the ways.
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    Jonathan RomneyFinancial Times
    Farcical gross-out notwithstanding, the film has a poignant, lyrical spirit underlined by its soundtrack of mock-folksy flute and guitar. It is majestically shot by Mike Gioulakis, capturing the luminous vistas you might associate with Terrence Malick.
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    John NugentEmpire Magazine
    Sasquatch Sunset is a gloriously vulgar film about made-up monsters from children’s stories — but it is also a terribly melancholy adult story about the violence of progress. What a remarkable, unique, sad little cult oddity it is.
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    Natalia WinkelmanBoston Globe
    Consistently weird and frequently wonderful, “Sasquatch Sunset” uses its high-concept premise to consider a host of themes: collective living, coexistence with nature, longing stirred by seclusion.
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    Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times
    It's brilliantly filmed, constantly maintains our interest, boasts first-rate prosthetics, and is completely distinct from whatever else is found at the box office. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Chuck BowenStyle Weekly (Richmond, VA)
    If you’ve often felt that American cinema is sorely lacking in primates lactating and masturbating, well, then, have I got a movie for you this weekend, boy-0.
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    The film has a wonderfully deadpan sense of humour, even as the story turns dark and emotional. And the result is both involving and memorable.
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    Tom ShoneSunday Times (UK)
    What a very strange species we are that some of us will find this mixture of anthropological whimsy and lavatorial humour hilarious — it will appeal mainly to college students, I would imagine, as well as hipster-ironists...
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    Eddie Harrisonfilm-authority.com
    …an original and memorable enough film, with a fairly unique selling point and the actors certainly look as if they’re having a ball…
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