100

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
Aatsinki is a work of cinéma vérité of the highest order: vivid, immersive and unflinching.
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80

Village Voice

By Chris Klimek
While some of the workers' chitchat is translated via subtitles, long passages of it are not. Oreck's imagery of the forbidding Arctic landscape through its seasonal transformations (the movie covers roughly a year) is eloquent enough.
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80

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
This challenging and mesmerizing documentary captures horror and joy with the same gorgeous dispassion.
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80

Village Voice

While some of the workers' chitchat is translated via subtitles, long passages of it are not. Oreck's imagery of the forbidding Arctic landscape through its seasonal transformations (the movie covers roughly a year) is eloquent enough.
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60

The Guardian

By Mike McCahill
It sometimes strays off the beaten track into shapelessness, but Oreck lends individual segments a quiet fascination.
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The Aatsinki siblings never rise past a kind of rotely anonymous masculinity, and overall the film tends to lull rather than engage the senses.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.