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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    May 11, 2012
    75
    A thoughtfully conceived and tastefully executed tribute to a venerated author.
  2. Reviewed by: Kenji Fujishima
    May 8, 2012
    88
    A wide-ranging piece of literary criticism brought to vivid cinematic life, bursting with ideas and inspired visual translations of them.
  3. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    May 9, 2012
    83
    Patience reveals through images and tone as well as through the interviews how Sebald yearned for restorative meaning in the places he toured, only to end up lost in thought.
  4. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    May 10, 2012
    90
    If he is a self-revealing writer, it is not in the usual, confessional sense, but rather because he seems so strongly present in his books, with a personality that is both the source and aftereffect of the prose.
  5. Reviewed by: Sam Wigley
    May 8, 2012
    80
    As Jonathan Pryce reads passages and academic voices take turns to chew over Sebald's visionary opus, B&W footage of country roadsides and wind-blasted coastlines turns rural Suffolk into something truly otherworldly.
  6. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    May 8, 2012
    80
    Gee follows Sebald's path with only occasional detours, while intermittently glimpsed talking heads fade in and out of artful black-and-white landscapes.

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