Apples

critic Reviews

, 92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Apples explores human identity from a surreal and often humorous perspective, with peculiar yet ultimately thought-provoking results.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    We’re able to invest ourselves in Nikou’s world because we can so easily see ourselves in Servetalis’s character.
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    Kathleen SachsChicago Reader
    What this surreal microcosm ends up conveying about the human experience extends past the frame and into viewers’ hearts and minds.
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    Justin ChangNPR
    It all sounds bizarre on paper. But Apples, the first feature from the director and co-writer Christos Nikou, unfolds with an understated deadpan wit that makes even its weirder touches seem plausible, even logical.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    “Apples” subtly delivers a complex existential journey with deep meaning.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    [Christos Nikou] has pulled off a neat little trick: He’s told a story that, for reasons that are more easily felt than explained, is hard to shake off.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    There's a melancholy restraint to it, along with a surrealism that is so bizarre that you can't help but laugh.
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    Chance Solem-PfeiferWillamette Week
    You can come away from Apples chewing not only on weighty themes related to pandemics and “do it for the ‘Gram” culture, but on how the fallible space between what we remember and forget is endlessly, essentially human.
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    Christopher LloydThe Film Yap
    A moody, meditative drama about an epidemic of amnesia. this Greek drama raises nettlesome questions about identity and how we relate to each other.
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    Rachel HoThat Shelf
    Apples won’t be to everyone’s taste, but if it hits you right, it’ll stay in your bones for days afterward.
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    Ray PrideNewcity
    Dystopia settles into each gesture, each movement... Nikou teases out notions of how and why we are haunted... no answers, but many quizzical questions. (Plus dancing. There must always be dancing in Greek movies.) “Apples” is a small, but beautiful poem.
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