• Released
  • September 14, 2005
  • 22 min
  • Drama
90

Village Voice

A dreamlike travelogue that transforms a mundane world into something strange and new.
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70

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
What makes the strongest impact is the superb documentary photography and the "found" audio segments--telemarketing ads left as voice messages.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Thought-provoking, but not quite as profound as it pretends to be.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A visually arresting cinematic essay that, unfortunately, makes its points long before its conclusion.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The melancholy joke - if you can call it that - is that the pall of global mediocrity has erased national differences and turned women like Tamiko and Amanda into ghosts drifting through their own lives.
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
For all its bleakness, the movie, filmed in nearly a dozen states and in half a dozen countries, is not without a certain beauty. There is comfort to be found in blandness and homogeneity.
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60

Variety

By Eddie Cockrell
Links narrative fiction filmmaking to avant-garde with vision and authority.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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