The Taiwan Oyster Image
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73

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  • Summary: Two American ex-pats in Taiwan steal the corpse of a fallen countryman they barely knew and embark on a quixotic odyssey to find a proper burial place.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Oct 18, 2013
    80
    Disguised as a drunken cartwheel through expat paradise, Mark Jarrett’s striking feature juggles questions of mortality along its rowdy cross-country path.
  2. 75
    Mark Jarrett’s amiable road picture has a morbid whimsy and a coming-of-age hook.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Jaworowski
    Oct 18, 2013
    70
    Part romance, existential meditation and dark comedy, the film, like its perplexed characters, isn’t always certain of what it wants to be. Yet in the end it does pretty well for itself, despite those self-doubts.
  4. Reviewed by: Gary M. Kramer
    Oct 21, 2013
    67
    The Taiwan Oyster manages to be consistently engaging despite its flaws.
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