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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Mtume Gant's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    3.5. Really (Wish Mubi did halves)

  2. flamingo jones's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    Loved the inventive use of animation and analog film techniques to tell different parts of the story. Remained lighthearted, frank, and touching while offering profound musings on love, courtship, friendship, and emotional memory. An ambitious project that turned out formidably.

  3. Zac Weber's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is an impressive visual love poem that utilizes an array of mediums. Beyond the unique editing, the story is very universal and heartfelt. The self-reflexivity becomes repetitive eventually, but the movie is still an enjoyable docu-drama.

  4. dave gunn's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    I loved this. There was so much courage and ambition in it, and while comparisons to "Four Eyed Monsters" may be fair, this is the superior of the two. Between unrelenting, poetic, honest introspection from the author and a delightful variety of artistic tactics, this was something of a masterpiece in my eyes.

  5. El Biffo's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    A film that lacks a compelling punch, but is obviously a labor of love. Terence Nance wrote, directed and stars in this film, as well as doing the animation and the music. Call it a film school project if you like, but as film school projects go, I give it an "A".

  6. Skinnedteen's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    It's like a 500 days of summer documentary. It was only interesting the first 30 minutes of the film

  7. linuskendall's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    A 20 somethings navel gazing - self-centered with a somewhat exaggerated idea of its own importance - not entirely unenjoyable. The animations and production style speak of something more interesting than the content.

  8. Nikyatu's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    lovely! This is not "black cinema" this is universal cinema.

  9. FailedImitator's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    For the first 20 or so minutes, it was really fresh and engaging. Still, I really admire the ambition.

  10. MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    Film school 101. Self-centered, self-indulgent, self-fullfilling. And yet, kudos to the director for getting such a quirky project produced. It would be interesting to see what Nance will do next.

  11. Kyle Lewis's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    A film I enjoy more for the ambition than the finished outcome. For 25 minutes it's engaging. By the end it felt too navel-gazing with the story thinning out over 90 minutes.

  12. Corriel's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    Quite stylish, interesting and nice, with an abundance of dense reflections on relationships (making it hard to follow).

  13. Scotch's rating of the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    It's nice to see a film with and by people of color, and lovelier to see a narrative film that's a little more creative (that animation!). Sure, Nance's self-conscious, self-reflexive schtick felt a little tiresome after 20 minutes and made me want to throttle him a little and tell him to stop acting like a damn 13-year old suffering-artist heartbroken-puppy nice-guy. But it was fun and worth supporting.