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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. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    100
    Each shot is its own little miracle.
  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. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    60
    At once impressive and indulgent, hypnotic and patience-inducing with its languorous rhythms. It is, in other words, decidedly not for everyone.

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