Reviews: Atlantics (2019)

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  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Atlantics has an intriguing enough story and Mati Diop manages some fascinating scenes of tension and emotion, but it lacks the narrative momentum for it to really take off.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Mati Diop’s directorial debut is a strong piece of filmmaking that impressively balances varying complex tones and deeply felt emotions.
  • Alan Mattli @ Maximum Cinema [German]
    • Excerpt: A subtly atmospheric postcolonial ghost story about love, capitalism, and the long shadow of colonialism.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: [Its] straightforward narrative [goes] off the deep-end into a two-pronged, darkly beautiful, supernatural haunting. Things get a little shaky, but [Diop] sticks the landing.
  • [New] | Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com
    • Excerpt: Mati Diop has made in Atlantics an unforgettable first feature. The mystery and supernatural elements to the movie make it an unpredictable and satisfyingly surprising cinematic experience.