• Released
  • March 15, 2013
  • (NY Limited, April 12 LA)
  • NR , 2 hr 4 min
  • Art House/Foreign
88

Slant Magazine

A scintillating sci-fi throwback, Vanishing Waves draws inspiration from Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky, among others, but without feeling plagiaristic.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Trippy in the best sense, Vanishing Waves adds a healthy dose of eroticism to its familiar sci-fi genre.
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70

Village Voice

For those who found Inception too plotty and sexless, Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte's sleek sci-fi reverie is hereby advised.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Yes, it’s derivative to a fault — but a deserved midnight-movie cult following is all but assured.
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50

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Toward the end, despite the wintry script and chilly acting, some emotion begins to break through. But it’s never a good sign when the art direction offers more fascination than the sex.
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
This Lithuanian love story from Kristina Buozyte offers a discomfiting blend of visual ecstasy and narrative sterility.
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58 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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