• Released
  • February 19, 1997
  • 1 hr 46 min
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Level Five Synopsis
A young woman is hired to create a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa.

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Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
Level Five pictorializes the cruel moment when curiosity encounters tragedy, and the all-too-human abandonment of interest that can follows.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
By using Laura as an avatar, Marker actually helps us see the visuals and their knotty meanings much more clearly. The more we watch, the...
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Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
It humanely, intelligently questions the very nature of our desire to make sense of the past with the tools of the present, when the human...
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By Glenn Kenny
If you can hook into it, Level Five is not just witty, insinuating, and penetrating; it’s also unexpectedly moving and, as deliberately...
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The Dissolve

By Adam Nayman
Level Five doesn’t achieve the poetic heights of Sans Soleil, but that might be because its project is more desultory; where the earlier...
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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Its themes are a bit nostalgic and some of its technology looks dated, but there is nothing else in theaters now that feels quite as new.
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