Aloft

Aloft

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Jennifer Connelly (Noah) leads this drama from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Claudia Llosa, playing a mother who encounters her son (Cillian Murphy, Inception) 20 years after she abandoned him. Co-stars Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds). More

The history between this mother and son is marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own as well as develop into a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the present, a young journalist (Laurent) will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the very meaning of life and art into question...

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2014112 minsSpain, Canada, France
Drama

Aloft | Reviews

17%65 reviews

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Paste

Paste

It's more a sensual experience than a narrative...

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

In this impenetrable block of ice is an actual, OK story. But the patience it takes to get to it? The return on investment just isn't there.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

The story doesn't add up to much, but the stark natural imagery and frank discussions of spiritual longing leave strong impressions.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

The truth is elusive, and so is Aloft. Maybe viewers will figure it out cleaner than this reviewer did.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Beautifully shot, frustratingly vague and deeply ponderous...

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Associated Press

Associated Press

The melodrama... never proves strong enough to anchor any real emotional connection.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Llosa's film pushes its enigmatic and quietly brooding qualities to the point that it's inaccessible...

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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

It’s hard to find much to recommend in this film, a grim and often mystifying tale...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

For all its brooding atmosphere and visual poeticism, the film offers a perspective on the lives of its characters that feels narrow and superficial.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Llosa's film is a poem without rhythm or reason.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Sets up a compelling mystery - how could a loving mother abandon her son? - and then, frustratingly, refuses to solve it.

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