Atlantics (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes


Atlantics (2019)



Critic Consensus: An unpredictable supernatural drama rooted in real-world social commentary, Atlantique suggests a thrillingly bright future for debuting filmmaker Mati Diop.

Atlantics Videos

Atlantics Photos

Movie Info

In Dakar, a group of construction workers abandon their work on a sky-scraper in response to months of withheld wages. The group then seeks better opportunities as they take to the sea. At the heart of the narrative are lovers Suleiman and Ada who must contend with Ada's betrothal to another man.

Watch it now


Ibrahima Mbaye
as Moustapha
Diankou Sembene
as Mr Ndiaye
View All

News & Interviews for Atlantics

Critic Reviews for Atlantics

All Critics (152) | Top Critics (49)

The film is as aesthetically beautiful as it is a visionary social commentary.

March 11, 2020 | Full Review…

I really enjoyed trying to puzzle through this and I was very impressed by the tonal balance that Mati Diop pulls off here.

January 24, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

This is a really cool like ghost story and love story and [a] social piece and all rolled into one in a very assured and fascinating movie.

January 24, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

[It] deftly melds fantasy and romance in a complex portrait of migration.

December 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Atlantics is not merely social realism. It is far richer, and far stranger, than that.

December 19, 2019 | Full Review…

[Atlantics] can occasionally feel stretched and thin in certain spots, like a cracking medium-length film padded out to feature runtime. Still, that's no matter, because the film's real coup is the victory it scores for greater perspective.

December 19, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews

There are no featured reviews for Atlantics at this time.

Atlantics Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features