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'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence': EW review

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
100 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/03/15
performer:
Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom
director:
Roy Andersson
genre:
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a C

Beautiful to the eye but cryptic to the point of madness, Swedish director Roy Andersson’s absurdist series of deadpan sketches feels like a home movie from Samuel Beckett’s Scandinavian vacation. Anchored by a bickering pair of chalky-faced novelty-joke salesmen, the film skips from one quick-hit existential rim-shot moment to the next but doesn’t add up to anything nearly as deep and contemplative as its title. C

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