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Reviews: Prince Avalanche (2013)

prince_avalancheReviews for this film from our members:

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Gordon Green has given Rudd a real character to flex his acting chops with and layered in a haunting ghost story that provides the basis for his character’s reawakening.
  • [New – 9/5] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Prince Avalanche is an odd duck, but it’s oddly likable and gentle, refusing to be compartmentalized and offering the best of both worlds in what David Gordon Green does best.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Carson Lund @ In Review Online
    • Excerpt: rince Avalanche is his first film to suggest an oddball missing link between the two approaches—fussy bromance and homoerotic jokiness meet somber Americana—as well as his first since Snow Angels (2007) to aim for seriousness, and unsurprisingly, it never settles on a consistent tone. Through counterfeit Terrence Malick-isms and plenty of lifts from the playbook of Gus Van Sant’s Gerry, Green attempts to elevate bogus macho frustrations to the level of existential poetry.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: The “island” depicted in Prince Avalanche is covered in ashes and soot, but the emotional effect is still the same – over time, the protective wall erodes and the human truth is laid bare.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Manliness has never been so cute and quirky.
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to camp with Paul Rudd, Prince Avalanche is the film for you.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A small-scaled film that offers an alternately funny and sad rumination on the fragility of human affairs.
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 10:55 am

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