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  1. Abby Sun's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    One of the most visually interesting of this genre of nonfiction film that seems more & more prevalent in the US: the vague focus on poverty/social issues a la individuals in a community, handheld camera work with lots of focus pulls, a determinative soundtrack, beautiful landscapes.

  2. Olenka Kontrabandista's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    Beautiful and raw and tender. Amazing movie.

  3. Melmoe's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    Humanity in an inhumane world. It's a sad, dull world with moments of utter joy. Beautiful cinematography, great music, good editing. I got completely lost.

  4. Lukas Hampl's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    Strangely and forcefully beautiful. Desolate and desperate and godly. The Wild West lives! Thank you, Alma Har'El.

  5. Anna Molinarius's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    großartiger Beirut- und Dylan-Soundtrack <3

  6. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    A straightforward and honest potrait of everyday life in a lost place. By using music and especially dance as a kind of distancing effect, Alma Har’el tries to undermine the overall impression of hopelessness with a glimpse of optimism. But I think it doesn't work each time.

  7. Smith Paul's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    ""WOW'' Cant believe that old boat is still there after all these years!!!!. Must be 30 years or so ago, when i lived there. Cant wait to see the movie.

  8. Chet Anit's rating of the film Bombay Beach

  9. billajenny's rating of the film Bombay Beach

  10. Dinch's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    A tender portrait of lost dreams amongst rust and shattered glass. The visuals have a gorgeous post-apocalyptic wooziness, and the Beirut/Dylan soundtrack is just lovely.

  11. Giuseppe Sorrentino's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    An incredible tale about loss and solitude. Unique, deep, poetic. It touches you in the way that movies should.

  12. Endless Eye's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    A triumph. The intimacy and creativity that springs forth from Alma Har'el's investment with this strange batch of characters is inspiring, disturbing and a breath of fresh air.

  13. suddenmoves's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    Very nice to look at and sweet, but it's a tad directionless and a lot of the musical interludes don't work at all, sadly. Definitely interesting though.

  14. Scotch's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    Expressionistic at best, with a nauseatingly short depth-of-field and inexplicable uses of subtitling. It brushes over what's actually a complex, fascinating history and place, instead using it as a bland metaphor for desolation and a backdrop for characters that could have very well existed in any other Southern California desert town. Though I did appreciate the moments of musical magic (except for Beirut, yawn).

  15. Melanie's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    A documentary about the ghosts of potential and dreams... echoed through the citizens of a once-happening town. Bombay Beach follows people of different backgrounds and ages through their current life, which contrasts with their hopes. As a reflection of the characters' minds, the film pairs reality with choreographed dances and imaginations. A gentle study of a mental and physical place.

  16. Jason Callen's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    Beautiful to look at but completely unfocused and dull.

  17. Almalina's rating of the film Bombay Beach

    Watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/almavimeo/bombaybeachtrailer