Gunda

critic Reviews

, 98% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Gunda takes an absorbingly meditative look at farm life from the animals' perspective, tacitly posing questions about our relationship to food along the way.
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    Bob StraussSan Francisco Chronicle
    You'll feel like you're making new best friends when you watch "Gunda." It's as pure a farmyard experience as a movie can conceivably be.
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    K. Austin CollinsRolling Stone
    Gunda personalizes these animals without humanizing them, and evacuates explicit humanity without ignoring its clear impact.
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    Jessica KiangLos Angeles Times
    Beyond its value as a meditation on animal captivity and cruelty... this is a film that pays attention to things we've long neglected and to in-between interludes we have forgotten how to see.
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    Peter RainerFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    What it does express, in the most unadorned and ultimately affecting of ways, is the sentience of these creatures.
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    Jake CoyleAssociated Press
    "Gunda" ultimately falls somewhere between banal and profound. Maybe it's both. Kossokovsky... has grounded the nature film in a new movie terrain that for all its restraint, oozes empathy.
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    Carlos AguilarRogerEbert.com
    A cinematic triumph of porcine poetry.
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    Ciara WardlowPajiba
    There are plenty of creative decisions being made here, and a definite angle being presented. As an emotional argument, it takes the viewer on an incredibly effective journey.
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    Even without a glimpse of humans, there are a few unfolding mini-narratives along the way to add flickers of excitement and some surprising emotion.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    This isn't just a nature documentary; it's a poetic musing on what it means for every creature to be alive and an examination of humankind's display of force over the natural world, and it's as staggering as it is stirring.
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    Lee JuttonFilm Inquiry
    Sparing us a heavy-handed lecture, Gunda shows, rather than tells, us why we should value animals for more than just their meat, and is all the more powerful for it.
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