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Overall 9
9.0

Tabu Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
22 January 2013
  • Summary: Winner of Alfred Bauer Award and FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Portuguese director Miguel Gomes' "Tabu" (2012) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors New Wave Films. The supplemental features on the disc include an original theatrical trailer and two early short films directed by Miguel Gomes. In Portuguese, with optional English subtitles for the main feature. Region-B "locked".
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Overall 8
8.2

Tabu

AV Club
27 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Paying homage to F.W. Murnau and Robert Flaherty’s 1931 classic about love and clashing civilizations in exotic paradise, Miguel Gomes’ Tabu is a striking pastiche of the kind regularly performed by Guy Maddin or Quentin Tarantino—and at least as obscurely sourced. Gomes lifts the bifurcated structure of the ’31 film and shows a similar interest in the exoticism and sensuality of a faraway earthly paradise. But his Tabu isn’t entirely about giving pleasure.
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Overall 3
3.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
16 May 2013
  • Excerpt: The film-maker's craft is skillfully realised in stunning black and white, and "Tabu" is visually rewarding. Innovative audio techniques leave the telling of the background story to a narrator with a flat style that eventually weighs down interest. The real let down is a plot that lacks depth. The movie is not redeemed by its symbolism... a crocodile obviously warns of lurking danger.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tabu

totalfilm.com
28 August 2012
  • Summary: Miguel Gomes' festival hit is baffling but enchanting
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