IFC Films | Release Date: March 16, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
63
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 23 Critics
Positive:
13
Mixed:
9
Negative:
1
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88
A remarkable film about a remarkable man who's lived the kind of life usually reserved for adventure novels and pulp fiction.
88
Ynever seen a documentary quite like this one, and aren't likely to again.
80
For him (Schneebaum) it's a journey of stunning rediscovery. For us it's the discovery of a brave soul.
75
Story of Tobias Schneebaum, a gay New York artist famous for living with, sleeping with - and, gulp, eating with - cannibals in New Guinea.
75
A fascinating story.
75
As an exploration of a man who really did take the road less traveled, the film is fascinating.
63
It's worth seeing simply to make the acquaintance of Tobias, a really extraordinary old guy.
50
Provides a fascinating glimpse of how the human spirit struggles.
50
As he explains the male-male relationships and the absence of stigma or judgment, the film soars.
40
Gay jungle sex (gasp!), gone-native intellectuals, tribal rituals (gulp!), cannibalism (none of which the film shows, by the way) -- it sounds like a "Weekly World News" front page, not the thematic fodder of a highbrow non-fiction film.
20
There's little evidence to suggest Schneebaum was one of the great explorers of the 20th century, or even that he was particularly curious.