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  • Summary: A film about the daring adventure of exploring the rainforest canopy with a novel flying device -- the Jungle Airship.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 90
    Werner Herzog may lack heroes, nowadays, who seem adequate to his fierce capacity for wonder. When occasion demands, however, he can still turn the world upside down.
  2. 90
    An inexpressibly beautiful and moving film, even though (or because) it seems to be about someone unimportant doing something irrelevant, perhaps something silly, in the face of insurmountable odds and a world that doesn't care.
  3. 80
    Herzog also finds extraordinary beauty in what Dorrington is trying to accomplish: Like Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his boat, Dorrington wants to float around the natural world in a reverie, and when he finally does, he experiences a connection with Plage that's genuinely transcendent.
  4. The film, which includes some breathtakingly beautiful images of the green, wet Guyanese jungle and a monumental waterfall that cuts through it, is driven less by narrative than by ideas and impressions.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    An intoxicating dream of a film that speaks to the daydreamer in all of us.
  6. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    63
    Magnificent shots of waterfalls and other natural phenomena abound, but it's far too late in the history of nature photography to expect anyone to gawk at them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JoeK.
    Mar 24, 2006
    10
    Another glimpse of the ecstatic truth from just about the greatest man to ever live...Werner Herzog. I mean that. How else to describe Another glimpse of the ecstatic truth from just about the greatest man to ever live...Werner Herzog. I mean that. How else to describe someone whose work thrills me so. Enjoy. Long live Red Man! Collapse
  2. KenL
    Dec 1, 2005
    4
    I have long been a Herzog fan, but he lost me with this dull, meaningless documentary about....about..hmmm what was it about?

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