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100
Baltimore Sun
In its own quiet, voluptuous way, Rivers and Tides, an unpretentiously brilliant documentary, uses the work of Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy to open up the hidden drama of the natural universe.
100
San Francisco Chronicle
Enchanting documentary that also serves as an animated gallery of Goldsworthy’s uniquely ephemeral art.
100
The film would be more informative if it put Goldsworthy into the broader context of modernist art movements. It's visually ravishing from start to finish, though.
90
Intoxicating and meditative by turns, helped by Fred Frith's minimalist score, this film opens a portal into a singular creative mind.
88
New York Post
Thoughtful and entertaining documentary.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
Watching this movie is like daydreaming.
83
Mesmerizing and curiously satisfying idyll that gradually, slyly maneuvers us into a whole new way of looking at the delicate relationship between man, art and Mother Nature.
80
Fred Frith's lovely and subdued score is a perfect accompaniment.
80
As the film's images accumulate, the movie becomes a sustained and ultimately refreshing meditation on surrender to the idea of temporality.
75
Chicago Tribune
I know of no documentary on a contemporary artist that conveys so much about the artist's work so lyrically and directly.

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