Watched Jul 19, 2012
Corey Pierce’s review:
An extremely immersive experience. The cinematography is very strong, but moreso, the sound design and soundtrack is what drew me into this embellished reality/overlap into fantasy. The Malick, early David Gordon Green and Jonze comparisons are apt, and Wallis is as good as you've heard. The emotional sensation I got watching this though, was most akin to the feeling I had the first time I heard Sigur Ros, letting their epic arrangements wash over me.
All this lovely stuff said, once this was over and Ieft the theater, it was gone. There wasn't really much to chew on or discuss specifically, and it already began to fade. The buzz lasted the entire runtime but did not carry over. I don't remember the last time I had such an immediate drop off from such a high. Maybe this means it's a better experience than it is a film. I couldn't justify it any better than to meander poetically, and I don't want to do that, so here's a 4/5 and a recommendation to watch.