Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. The Wire
    Aug 12, 2011
    80
    Kudos to both director and music supervisor for thinking outside the source music box. [Jun 2011, p.47]
  2. Uncut
    May 19, 2011
    80
    The visionary meditations of John Tavener are a touchstone, and though used sparingly in the film's final cut, this dark, unsettling music stands proudly on its own. [May 2011, p.87]
  3. Mojo
    May 18, 2011
    80
    His score for this Murakami adaptation is just as striking, referencing Vaughan Williams and Shostakovich in a manner similar to such 20th century Japanese magpie composers as Hayasaka and Hashimoto. [May 2011, p.112]
  4. Mar 23, 2011
    70
    Though it has become something of a tired old format in much incidental music for the moving image, Greenwood shows how the string orchestra remains a descriptive force in the right hands.
  5. Mar 23, 2011
    70
    Part Arvo Part and Part Brian Eno, Greenwood continues to impress.
  6. Mar 23, 2011
    70
    It's a solid addition to Greenwood's burgeoning catalogue, and worthy of a listen in its own right.

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