Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys Image
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  • Summary: One year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland. A study of hard work, hard earned leisure, and an intricate bond between man and nature.
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  1. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Feb 27, 2014
    100
    Aatsinki is a work of cinéma vérité of the highest order: vivid, immersive and unflinching.
  2. Reviewed by: Chris Klimek
    Jan 21, 2014
    80
    While some of the workers' chitchat is translated via subtitles, long passages of it are not. Oreck's imagery of the forbidding Arctic landscape through its seasonal transformations (the movie covers roughly a year) is eloquent enough.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Jan 23, 2014
    80
    This challenging and mesmerizing documentary captures horror and joy with the same gorgeous dispassion.
  4. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Jan 21, 2014
    60
    The Aatsinki siblings never rise past a kind of rotely anonymous masculinity, and overall the film tends to lull rather than engage the senses.
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