• Released
  • July 29, 2011
  • Culture & Society
    Sociology
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80

Chicago Reader

By Andrea Gronvall
A film that throbs with life while keenly noting its passing, this is an ode to the village that welcomed - and let thrive - the director's refugee parents.
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80

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Gideon Koppel's free-form portrait of a Welsh farming community may be the most subtly poetic piece of cine-anthropology to come down the pike in eons.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A lovely film, but maddeningly complacent.
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70

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
Picture's tone is far more poetic than polemical.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
An affectionate, if uncomfortably stagnant, portrait of moribund rural culture.
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60

Village Voice

A lingering, mildly lyrical look at village life, Sleep Furiously does for the mobile librarians of Wales what "Sweetgrass" did for the shepherds of Montana.
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50

Boxoffice Magazine

Beautifully shot but more than a little sterile.
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50

The New York Times

By Rachel Saltz
Intermittently absorbing, if deliberately stripped of drama.
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64 out of 100
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