Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner User Reviews

Current Rating: 3.68

Current Rating: 3.68

based on 820 votes and 7 reviews

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  • Technically and artistically outstanding, dialogue excellent, the actors did an outstanding job, proof that unknown locals can often perform better than multi-millionaire egomaniacs. However, the sight of a very poorly endowed eskimo running naked across an ice field is quite disturbing.
  • A wonderful movie, I saw it in Europe and was very impressed.
  • Atanarjuat simply would not have been made without the support of the Canadian government, and frankly, that would not have been a bad thing. The story, orriginally a children`s fable, would have been best served as a children`s film. It is simply not complex enough to justify three hours of poor acting, and directing that reminds one of second year film-school. Not a film for the average, or serious, film goer.
  • Excellent movie. Althpough it was long, it was not boring. It was interesting to see how the Inuit lived long ago.
  • i am so glad to have this film represent what we do here in canada
  • Simply great!!
  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner comes off as a documentary, consistently eschewing polished camerawork in favour of jittery, on-the-fly cinematography. The acting, with amateurs in most of the roles, feels authentic. But all of that should be secondary to a compelling screenplay, which Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner is sorely lacking. On a sociological level, the movie might hold some interest. But for the average moviegoer, it will likely hold little appeal.

Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  172 min.
Release Date: April 12, 2002
DVD: November 19, 2002

Current rating: Rating: 3.68
based on 820 votes and 7 reviews
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Cast: Natar Ungalaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk, Madeline Ivalu, Pauloosie Qulitalik, Eugene Ipkarnak, Pakkak Innukshuk