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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. A concept executed with bravura style, intelligent curiosity, and playful wit.
  2. Reviewed by: Janice Page
    88
    Astounding. It is also bizarre, challenging, and, at times, admirably overreaching. In short, it's the kind of ambitious little film that can leave critics in a swoon and American moviegoers scratching their heads.
  3. 70
    Ultimately a rewarding -- if weird -- experience. It's just too bad that it takes so long to get there.
  4. Helmer's wildly whimsical debut film, Tuvalu, is the kind of movie that might one day find itself in the hall of fame of surreal movie weirdness alongside cult favorites like "Eraserhead," "Delicatessen" and the avant-garde frolics of Guy Maddin.
  5. 60
    The film's tone is a matter of taste -- the more you enjoy the melancholy silent comedies of Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd, the more likely you are to embrace its sensibility -- but it's undeniably the product of a singular and beautifully realized vision.
  6. This one-of-a kind charmer casts an immediate and delightful spell.
  7. A disappointment, a precious and grotesque exercise reminiscent of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Delicatessen," only less amusing.

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