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Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Apr 11, 2013
    90
    With its startling mix of 16-millimeter-shot, handmade animation styles using stop-motion, sketches, collages and models, along with uncensored characters often resembling cadaverous marionettes, this twisted look at life in a faded Appalachian town is one decidedly idiosyncratic ride.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Jan 25, 2013
    100
    Dense like a detailed graphic novel in the Chris Ware or R. Crumb vein, but a real movie in every way, Consuming Spirits is a strange and wormy accomplishment, the sort of personal epic only the most obsessive of cinematic madmen undertake, let alone complete.
  3. Reviewed by: Omer M. Mozaffar
    Jan 24, 2013
    75
    A slice-of-life film like you have not seen. It is the story of people in a small ordinary town, knowing nothing but their ordinary affairs, revealing their sins and crimes with an ordinary negligence.