• Released
  • January 10, 2014
  • 1 hr 16 min
  • Documentary
90

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
The movie on its own is great, but with this music it's sublime.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Guitarist-composer Bill Frisell's wall-to-wall, bluesy-jazzy soundtrack beautifully reflects and unifies the visuals while also helping to personalize this distinct endeavor. It's a terrific achievement.
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80

Time Out New York

The flood images are stark, conveying all the terror and pity that modern disaster footage imparts. But Morrison and Frisell infuse the film with warmth and, where appropriate, a touch of wit, causing its subject to breathe anew.
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80

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
A striking experiment in music and moviemaking.
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70

The Dissolve

By Noel Murray
The Great Flood works as a wordless narrative of human endurance, showing communities gathering to stack sandbags, then gathering again to dig out of the muck after their previous efforts failed.
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70

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Morrison has always closely collaborated with musicians, but here the helmer goes one better, making music the ultimate product of the Great Flood.
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63

Slant Magazine

Even in comparatively conventional mode, Bill Morrison's work still benefits from the poetic potential of nature's repossession of its own elements.
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63

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
At its best, The Great Flood is hypnotic — at its worst, numbing.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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