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      Robinson in Ruins

      2010 1h 41m Documentary List
      80% Tomatometer 15 Reviews 56% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A tour of southern England provides great images of nature. Read More Read Less

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      Chris Chang Film Comment Magazine Not only is this elegiac work filled with paradoxical hope for humanity's future, it's also an encouraging sign of life-an indication of the robust health of documentary art Nov 7, 2013 Full Review Andy Webster New York Times An exaltation of life counters the intimations of extinction, trumping the polemical despair. Rated: 3/5 Jan 11, 2012 Full Review Keith Uhlich Time Out The results are both enlightening and enervating. Rated: 3/5 Jan 10, 2012 Full Review Michael Sicinski Cinema Scope As compared to the intensive wandering of the first two films, Ruins is characterized by a kind of stillness, emphasized by an almost musical structure in terms of its visuals. Nov 28, 2017 Full Review Louis Proyect Not your everyday fare. A Marxist documentary assault on Tory-inspired rot in Britain. Hopefully it will inspire young American filmmakers to go after our own filthy rich. Jan 14, 2012 Full Review Daily Express (UK) Vanessa Redgrave provides the narration of a beautifully photographed, meandering film essay that fails to match the impact of either London or Robinson In Space. Nov 19, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member watching robinson in ruins, my god, get someone else to narrator this. lady is a bore. it's like watching a 80s documentary in elementary school ..... Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member The Robinson films are not like anything else. They are heavy academic essays dressed up, rather knowingly, as very slight, slightly comical fictions about a wandering, unseen thinker who considers what meanings might be discovered in the landscape. If you are prepared to endure the sedate story-teller voice over device and the locked-off shots of seemingly mundane aspects of seemingly mundane urban and exurban scenes, you might experience the mind-expanding moments that fans of Robinson gain from these films. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Another visual essay, appending the life of Robinson from the previous films. Space is given to the viewer to consider the landscapes, the history and the politics that surround us, while nature and its custodians do what they've always done. A Marmite of a movie. Every image and every sentence loaded with meaning and counter-meaning. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Great to see this addition to the Robinson series of films. It's not as good as the previous two though - I can see why they chose Redgrave to replace Schofield but I think McKellan or similar would have been a better choice. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A tour of southern England provides great images of nature.
      Patrick Keiller
      Original Language
      1h 41m