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See No Evil2014

  • 4.2
The daily life of three famous elderly apes who spend their days in sanctuaries; a movie-star, a scientist and a crippled are portrayed in SEE NO EVIL. We have watched them closely for many years. And they have been watching us... A poetic, sometimes bitter tale on the intriguing relationship between Ape and man as "remembered" by the protagonists.

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This is a quiet, remarkably powerful quasi documentary film. If you interrogate its subtle form--its shot-reverse-shots, its associative intercutting schemes, etc.--, you might be surprised by what you discover. I don't think this film is what it seems. I think this film is masquerading as doc, like Close-Up. Those chimps are not who or what they seem: anthropocentricism be damned; personification, you sly devil!

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This is a quiet, remarkably powerful quasi documentary film. If you interrogate its subtle form--its shot-reverse-shots, its associative intercutting schemes, etc.--, you might be surprised by what you discover. I don't think this film is what it seems. I think this film is masquerading as doc, like Close-Up. Those chimps are not who or what they seem: anthropocentricism be damned; personification, you sly devil!

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It's a good watch.

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The chimps are stellar and well worth the watch. The ordering of the three segments is flawed, with the third, poignant, sad, outweighing the previous two. The linguistic claims of the trainer in the second have been properly refuted, yet the movie does nothing to emphasize the positive results of her experiment.

Wiseman's "Primates" is much more powerful than this film.

....the title of this film is enough to look more closely into the subtle machinations between film and subject matter

Good film worth seeing.