Werckmeister Harmonies Synopsis
A mysterious circus excites a small Hungarian town into a rebellion when an act doesn't perform.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
While Tarr's newest epic, Werckmeister Harmonies, isn't intended for the shopping-mall crowd, it is more viewer-friendly and will please...
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This is as challenging as movies come, alluding to everything from philosopher Thomas Hobbes to the history of Western music.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
An indelible statement on loneliness and spiritual thirst.
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90

New Times (L.A.)

By Andy Klein
The pacing is slow, but the film is entrancing and earns a permanent place in the viewer's mind.
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90

Variety

By Derek Elley
A stunning feature -- another hypnotic meditation on popular demagogy and mental manipulation.
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90

The New York Times

By Lawrence Van Gelder
Mysterious, poetic and allusive, The Werckmeister Harmonies beckons filmgoers who complain of the vapidity of Hollywood movie making and...
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80

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The film could easily be reduced to a parable of post-Communist Eastern Europe, but the allegory digs deeper into the very order of things,...
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80

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
A work of bravura filmmaking.
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