AKA

Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15

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  1. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    60
    Always watchable yet ultimately self-defeating in terms of its tonal/aesthetic choices.
  2. 60
    Cumulatively, the echo-chamber syntax achieves a kind of atonal harmony, meshing with the themes of reinvention and self-presentation: The disjunction between the panels is tantamount to the gap between image and reality.
  3. 60
    His (Roy's) informed contempt is highly entertaining, but he neglects some of the more problematical and perhaps more illuminating aspects of his story.
  4. Subtle performances and the "you are there" immediacy conferred by digital video give Roy's film the feel of a series of stolen moments.
  5. The technique adds little in the way of illumination and a lot in terms of inducing a migraine.
  6. 60
    Alternately fascinating and distracting.
  7. An interesting though not extremely successful experiment, but it definitely makes you want to see what Duncan Roy does next.
  8. 40
    Divided into a triptych of images sprawled across a Cinemascope frame, AKA rarely uses the extra screens for information that couldn't be conveyed well enough in one.

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