Embrace of the Serpent
In the early 1900s, a young shaman (Nilbio Torres) in the Colombian Amazon helps two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
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December 30, 2016 It's both a challenging and engulfing movie-going experience -- a true journey on multiple levels. And it's definitely one that should be seen on the big screen.Read in Source
Sight and Sound
December 09, 2016 A film that honours the mysteries and majesty of a lost world.Read in Source
April 22, 2016 It is gripping, challenging, engrossing stuff, beginning to end. Seriously, what a film.Read in Source
March 10, 2016 Though some of the concepts may be New Age boilerplate, the film's images linger; especially that of the river, the snake devouring us all.Read in Source
March 10, 2016 This stunning historical drama, shot mainly in black and white across the Amazon region of Colombia, focuses on a shaman who's approached at different points by white men seeking medicinal substances.Read in Source
December 27, 2016 Embrace of the Serpent is a mystical movie missile from Colombia. It's ballistic, balletic, sometimes brilliant.Read in Source
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 31, 2016 The film moves into psychedelic and violent territory, creating a perspective that is equally unreal and unforgettable.Read in Source
June 09, 2016 Unique and intoxicating, an art movie that grips like a thriller.Read in Source
San Diego Reader
March 10, 2016 [Karamakate is] a frankly great character in a thoroughly gripping film.Read in Source
December 12, 2016 I suppose, then, that it's possible to characterize Embrace of the Serpent, which seems aimed at western audiences, as an instructive and necessary act of trespass.Read in Source
Film Ireland Magazine
January 03, 2017 While the naturalistic storytelling and imagery is fantastic on a surface level, the finer points of the narrative require a fearless and deeply inquisitive traveller to fully appreciate, something which this reviewer cannot claim to be.Read in Source
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