May 28, 2006

Cannes. Juventude Em Marcha.

Colossal Youth Mike D'Angelo at Nerve on Pedro Costa's Colossal Youth: "[P]erhaps the kindest thing I can do is note that most viewers will find it an endurance test, and then just move on. There's a tiny, self-selecting audience for this sort of ultra-austere art film."

At Time, Mary and Richard Corliss pluck the best bit from Justin Chang's review in Variety, the part where he calls it "a numbing, nearly three-hour fusion of documentary and dramatic essay that will hold the Portuguese director's coterie of fans in rapt attention while proving a colossal bore to everyone else."

The Hollywood Reporter's Ray Bennett agrees that "its lack of narrative pace will exhaust the patience of most audiences."

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Posted by dwhudson at May 28, 2006 6:46 AM