Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Lapin
    Jun 1, 2012
    85
    Even as it depicts a forgotten way of life, Found Memories is already on its way to becoming a relic itself, its glacial, meditative style an anachronism in the 21st century.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    May 29, 2012
    80
    Brazilian filmmaker JĂșlia Murat's first narrative feature is a mesmerizing, slow-build marvel.
  3. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    May 29, 2012
    80
    Initially treated like the parasite she appears to be, over the course of this crisp, gracefully inflected meditation on time's passage, Rita develops the interest in her subjects that turns an image into more than stolen light.
  4. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    May 29, 2012
    75
    Julia Murat shows a fine grasp of form, letting her technique reflect the elements and moods of her story.
  5. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    May 31, 2012
    70
    Its clever final plot twist adds a gratifying jolt of the uncanny to what is otherwise a charming, bittersweet meditation on the passage of time and the equivocal power of images to capture an older world at the moment of its disappearance.
  6. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    May 29, 2012
    70
    Though the focus is on one older woman (effectively played by Sonia Guedes) the film's spirit is embodied by the whole town, which lingers in the memory.
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  1. Jul 23, 2012
    0
    This is a sumptuous work of gorgeously framed scenes. And it features an understated plot line made wonderous by the likes of 'actors' who are so natural they are indeed rural Brazilians. Full Review »