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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. 80
    A shaggy, appealing parable involving two lovers, some gorgeous heifers, gentle Maori gangster-golfers, and a dilapidated suitcase packed with used baby shoes, The Price of Milk throws itself onto the magic-realist sword with aplomb.
  2. Like nothing else that's played in months.
  3. It's weird, wacky territory you enter in The Price of Milk, and we don't just mean New Zealand.
  4. Fairy-tale-like musing on true love in cynical times.
  5. This rich, gorgeous music and the wistful pastoral scenes create a rhapsodic mood that the rest of the film doesn't really sustain.
  6. 33
    The trouble is that it's so lead-footed and delighted with itself even as bit after bit sinks like a lead weight.
  7. A whimsical modern fairy tale.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 11, 2012
    7
    A modern love fable set in rural New Zealand. Beautifully filmed with music by various Russian composers, which adds to the surreal composition of this unconventional film. Lucinda, worrying about the love between she and Rob, decides to put Rob through a series of tests. When things get out-of-hand (don't they always), Lucinda is determined to correct the mistakes before she loses her one true love. If it seems a bit choppy with some rough edges - it might be due to a very low budget and director Sinclair's preference for having only outline scripts and filling-in as they go. Somehow it seems to work. Expand

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