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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Review

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5.0

Dave White Profile

Best weirdo reincarnation movie of the year. Read full review

4.0

Grae Drake Profile

Truly enchanting Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    87

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    If you are open, even in fancy, to the idea of ghosts who visit the living, this film is likely to be a curious but rather bemusing experience.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    I can't pretend to understand the intricacies of the Buddhist belief system that informs the surreal story, or the fantasy system in which Boonmee, embodying Thailand, recalls his nation's history and shimmering myths. Yet no effort of understanding is needed to be moved by Boonmee's descent into a limestone cave shaped like a womb.

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