Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Aug 7, 2012
    90
    Almayer's Folly is lush and dreamy (if not quite dreamlike), but it never feels unanchored or given to pointless meandering. However hypnotic it at times becomes, this is a sober(ing) endeavor that never strays far from its post-colonial backdrop.
  2. Reviewed by: Jesse Cataldo
    Aug 7, 2012
    100
    Fervently passionate and formally meticulous, the latest stunning coup for a director who's made a career of repurposing archetypal storylines.
  3. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Aug 9, 2012
    60
    Almayer's Folly is not friendly terrain to traverse; like some sinister version of Proust, it is a prolonged fever dream that ultimately yields madness.
  4. Reviewed by: c
    Aug 14, 2012
    100
    A marvelous experience for any devoted cinephile.
  5. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Aug 7, 2012
    100
    It is the richly evocative performances of Marion (aggressive yet enticing) and Merhar (wearing world-weariness like an aged suit) that cut deepest.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Aug 7, 2012
    100
    One of the year's most hypnotic and fascinating films.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Aug 12, 2012
    1
    This movie was of no appeal to me what-so-ever. The camera shots were terrible and I strugled to grasp the true emotions of the key characters. A wary eye should be cast over this movie. Full Review »