Saturday, August 23, 2008

Flickers #5: Trouble the Water - Oscar Bound?

Trouble the Water has received nearly unanimous critical acclaim, and the level of enthusiasm is such that I'll make a bold prediction (yes, even before getting a chance to see it): This movie, which won the documentary grand jury prize at Sundance, is on the fast track to an Oscar nomination.

More ammo: Trouble the Water has a 94% rating on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes.

David Edelstein, writing in New York magazine, calls Trouble the Water "ineradicably moving."

Other reviews worth reading:

Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Jim Ridley, Village Voice

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Cynthia Fuch, PopMatters

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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