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  • Summary: A "fictional" documentary detailing the natural history of life in a Hungarian village.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. A beautiful eyeful of puckish whimsy and dark-humored mystery, Hukkle (it means hiccup in Hungarian) is a little gem in which nature and humankind commingle, where coincidence and causality collide in a chain of odd, even murderous, events.
  2. 100
    An extraordinary and brilliant (and almost wordless) film that takes us above ground and below it, up in the air and deep below water, to follow its conundrum of a story.
  3. 80
    I love a nice, quiet film. It’s so relaxing and such a nice break from the flashy multiplex fare. I love watching films that you can let just wash over you. The Hungarian film Hukkle provides that comfort, while at the same time coming up with an inventive way to tell a story.
  4. Unclassifiable and wildly original, it is almost wordless but teeming with sound.
  5. 75
    The film is told almost entirely without dialogue, but is alive to sound; we spend observant, introspective hours in a Hungarian hamlet where nothing much seems to happen -- oh, except that there's a suspicious death.
  6. Hovering between vivid countryside documentary and understated melodrama, this almost wordless film is a unique excursion into fascinating territory.
  7. 60
    The film is ultimately too self-regarding, too smug to be transcendent itself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4