Siberia

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    Sergio MimsRogerEbert.com
    A genuine misfire that is not nearly profound as it wants to be.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    "Siberia" is a Freudian wallow made by a New York street fighter of a Fellini, and it is nothing if not authentic in its stress-fractured machismo.
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    Alexandra Heller-NicholasFilm International
    Siberia captures precisely what it is that makes Ferrara's films so electrifying: while not always coherent, he is determinedly consistent in his devotion to his core visions, and as hungry as ever to discover new ways to express them.
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    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine
    Abel Ferrara doesn't require traditional dream logic, as his grasp of the nitty-gritty quotidian of longing is inherently uncanny.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    For all of Ferrara's reckless abandon - and Dafoe's unimpeachable commitment to artistic exploration - "Siberia" becomes increasingly unable to instigate our own journeys of the soul; seldom has the collective unconscious felt so inaccessible.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    I didn't understand it or want to be anywhere else.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media
    Sure to alienate casual viewers, this challenging, searching, strange odyssey may ensnare those who know their psychology or are more than passingly familiar with the work of director Abel Ferrara.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    ... yields moments both provocative and profound, although it's mostly a muddled compilation of self-reflexive imagery that becomes more tedious than thrilling.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    Ferrara's approach to this story ... is both fascinating and frustrating, with the latter quality mainly winning out in the end.
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    Josh BellCBR
    Ferrara stated that he wanted to make a film that captures the state of dreaming, but watching Siberia feels like listening to someone recount their dreams in agonizing detail.
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