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Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. The film underscores the paradox in this man's life: the split between the mild-mannered New Yorker and the fearless vagabond who joined an Arakmbut hunting raid.
  2. As compelling as it is bizarre.
  3. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Chris Kaltenbach
    88
    A remarkable film about a remarkable man who's lived the kind of life usually reserved for adventure novels and pulp fiction.
  4. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    88
    Ynever seen a documentary quite like this one, and aren't likely to again.
  5. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    80
    For him (Schneebaum) it's a journey of stunning rediscovery. For us it's the discovery of a brave soul.
  6. He (Tobias) had a life, however, that was way off the charts in its unpredictability, and sharing it with him is fascinating.
  7. Meanders, dawdles, doubles back on itself but finally gets us somewhere fascinating and worthwhile.
  8. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    75
    Story of Tobias Schneebaum, a gay New York artist famous for living with, sleeping with - and, gulp, eating with - cannibals in New Guinea.
  9. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Jack Mathews
    75
    A fascinating story.
  10. 75
    The Shapiros wisely focus on the mystery of this man, who was spectacularly ill-prepared for both of his jungle journeys, and apparently walked away from civilization prepared to rely on the kindness of strangers.
  11. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Desmond Ryan
    75
    As an exploration of a man who really did take the road less traveled, the film is fascinating.
  12. Sometimes disturbing but consistently fascinating.
  13. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    63
    It's worth seeing simply to make the acquaintance of Tobias, a really extraordinary old guy.

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