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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.
100
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.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
Watching this movie is like daydreaming.
88
New York Post
Thoughtful and entertaining documentary.
88
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
A beautiful, probing art documentary.
80
Fred Frith's lovely and subdued score is a perfect accompaniment.
75
May bring Goldsworthy's art closer than anything else to ''permanence'' in any traditional sense.
75
I know of no documentary on a contemporary artist that conveys so much about the artist's work so lyrically and directly.
67
The film also inspires, if unconsciously, the viewer to rethink what exactly constitutes art.

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