83

Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
Oka! is a fascinating movie with many free-form charms.
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

By Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
OKA!, like the mysterious horn the characters hunt, is a real find.
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70

Village Voice

Oka!, a loose-limbed tapestry of cultural nuances, atmosphere, and song, is a tuneful tribute to the Bayakan spirit.
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70

Variety

If movies were subject to sanity tests, Oka! would be a crazy old man with a three-day beard and a sock full of kruggerrands under his mattress.
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
That the filmmaker at least makes a concerted effort to tweak what in most hands would be an offensively whitewashed dark-continent parable is worth some measure of praise.
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60

The New York Times

If only for its portrait of a land and a fascinating culture, Oka! is worth the journey.
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50

Slant Magazine

As a film stupefied by its exotic setting, Oka! almost drops its walking stick of a plot as it wanders through the Central African Republic's jungle, getting blissed out on the sensuous delights of the surrounding wildlife and local Bayaka music.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Yearning for an exciting African adventure? Oka! isn't it.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The plot is somewhat pedestrian and the dialogue needs more zip. But it's amusing to watch the Bayaka poke good-natured fun at the gangly Larry, who has only their best interests at heart.
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61 out of 100
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