Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Visually ravishing -- an exquisite movie.
  2. Gorgeous, fascinating and surprisingly suspenseful.
  3. It's a rich work, lush and lovely and bustling with activity but paced at a contemplative stroll, like a time lapse recording in first gear.
  4. 91
    For the discouraged filmgoer, Erice's tone poem will be a ray of hope itself.
  5. The purity and breadth of this meticulous study are all the more gratifying in view of its unprepossessing style.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    An enthusiastic recommendation.
  7. 80
    More analytical than contemplative, never less than straightforward, Dream of Light makes no showy bid for the sublime.
  8. Like the painter, it's painstakingly serious about what it's up to.
  9. 38
    To paraphrase that old quip about slow-paced art films, it literally is watching paint dry.

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