(2010 Video)

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91
In keeping with Jóhann Jóhannsson's score - alternately ominous, triumphant, and elegiac - The Miners' Hymns plays on the broader emotions of the subject. The film is all about the mysterious world down below, how camaraderie turned to conflict, and the nagging feeling of loss.
80
Village Voice
It speaks eloquently about the disappearance of most any indigenous working-class culture.
80
Variety
Morrison sometimes slows down imagery to a hypnotic, frame-by-frame trance-like state; one can imagine townsfolk scrutinizing the faces of long-dead relatives magically raised.
75
Slant Magazine
A study of the this former mining region in both its de-industralized present and its past state as an active coalfield, The Miners' Hymns arranges its two parts as a set of binary oppositions.
70
An elegant, elegiac found-footage work from Bill Morrison, best known for his silent-film reverie "Decasia."
60
Miners' is tiresome and scattershot.

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