Cobra Verde Synopsis
A Brazilian planter sends an employee (Klaus Kinski) to West Africa.
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The New Republic

By Stanley Kauffmann
It is too weak to say that Herzog disregards conventions of narrative structure and editing: he is there to punish us for attending his...
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Linear storytelling was never Herzog's strong suit even under the best of conditions. His strength lies in capturing lucid lunacy on film,...
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50

Village Voice

It's easy to understand why this was Herzog's final collaboration with the actor (reportedly the director afterward claimed that Kinski had...
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50

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Connoisseurs of craziness need wait no longer. Cobra Verde opens today in all its feral, baffling glory. Along with "Aguirre" and...
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30

Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
Verde is too blankly amoral to sustain interest, but the film has isolated moments of haunting poetry.
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Haunting

By bartkong
Visually spectacular movie, with a breathtaking climax. If you have never seen Klaus Kinski in action, you have not seen acting: every movement, every look is calculated, but also driven by his mad...

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Rated NR