Gaia

critic Reviews

, 81% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • If its narrative ambitions aren't always equaled by its chilling visuals, Gaia remains an effective slice of ecological horror.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    Bouwer takes material that could have been laughable and makes it terrifying and intense.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    As a feat of carefully imagined, economically realized world-building... "Gaia" compels to the end, making the most of the natural resources at its disposal while constructing its own dreamy, tactile visions.
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    Wes GreeneSlant Magazine
    After a while, the film's elaborate, often breathtaking special effects come to feel like it's only source of complexity.
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    Marc SavlovAustin Chronicle
    Fans of Jeff VanderMeer's "Southern Reach Trilogy" and its Annihilation adaptation, and lovers of the defiantly feminine and vengeful natural world will find plenty to chew on in Gaia.
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    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    [Gaia] is most significant for its excellent make-up and select special effects.
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    Meagan NavarroBloody Disgusting
    This slow-burn horror-fantasy narrative prefers a different approach to eco-horror by creating a stunning assault on the senses.
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    Robert DenersteinDenerstein Unleashed
    The story thins out considerably upon reflection but mood and overview (nature is mad and refusing to take it anymore) make Gaia into something more than routine horror.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    ... remains creepy and immersive, gradually developing an emotional resonance to match the visual intensity of its dystopian vision.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    More creepy than terrifying, more thought-provoking than we initially expect, although perhaps not as "deep" as the filmmakers' intended.
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    Frank SwietekOne Guy's Opinion
    At once too literal and too phantasmagorical to make a coherent whole, but for fans of eco-horror it does offer plenty of weird moments, although the makers haven't contrived a satisfying conclusion.
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