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  • Summary: Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot (Khan Chittenden) shot down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night devours day, he must navigate through dangerous jungle in search of sanctuary.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: David Ehrlich
    Aug 27, 2014
    70
    Canopy most convincingly creates the illusion of war when it narrows its eyes on the two men trying to endure it, and the urgency on their underlit faces is more transportive than the canned sounds of mortar fire.
  2. Reviewed by: Nicole Herrington
    Aug 28, 2014
    70
    The strength of Canopy is its filmmaking. With this haunting work, Mr. Wilson, joined by the talented cinematographer Stefan Duscio and the sound designers Rodney Lowe and Nic Buchanan, has made a promising debut.
  3. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    Aug 27, 2014
    70
    The aural landscape here is key, as Wilson’s strategy is to create a visual theater of the mind in which the majority of the action is heard and not seen.
  4. Reviewed by: Megan Lehmann
    Aug 27, 2014
    70
    The film is remarkably visceral. You can feel the stickiness of the tropics, the drench of perspiration, and the ever-present fear.
  5. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    Sep 2, 2014
    60
    Despite Wilson’s early control and aesthetic confidence, there isn’t a single scripted idea of weight or emotionality that pays off.
  6. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Sep 11, 2014
    60
    Chittenden and Tzu-yi are expressive actors, but, like the film itself, are hamstrung by the project's self-imposed confines.

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