Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    90
    Vertical Ray slows our rhythms and heightens our senses: it's a shimmering, tactile experience.
  2. A wholly enveloping experience. Gentle, ravishingly beautiful and awash in everyday sensuality, it so intoxicates you with the elegance and refinement of its filmmaking that even noticing, let alone caring, whether it has a plot starts to seem beside the point.
  3. It's a simple story with complex reverberations and undercurrents, as secrets keep being revealed.
  4. Underneath the ravishing imagery however, hearts are in flux.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. MildaM
    Dec 7, 2005
    10
    Marvelous!!!!