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Robinson in Ruins (2012)

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The third installment of Keiller's "Robinson" trilogy finds Robinson wandering through the English countryside, wondering aloud whether the failures of late capitalism in the UK can be explained by the flora and detritus he passes. Keiller's materialist approach yields ravishing results, affirming his status as a serious thinker with a knack for finding the "moving wind in the trees". As with London and Robinson In Space, the titular protagonist's philosophical musings remain a constant, guiding the viewer's attention to the manifold histories hidden within each object he encounters. -- (C) Anthology

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Critic Reviews for Robinson in Ruins

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

Not only is this elegiac work filled with paradoxical hope for humanity's future, it's also an encouraging sign of life-an indication of the robust health of documentary art

November 7, 2013 | Full Review…

An exaltation of life counters the intimations of extinction, trumping the polemical despair.

January 11, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The results are both enlightening and enervating.

January 10, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's too abstruse for its own good, and often boring.

November 19, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Perhaps it is all a little recondite, but there are moments of austere visual poetry...

November 18, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Keiller casts a spell. His "psychogeographical" methods unearth secrets about Britain not merely physical but spiritual, cultural, economic.

November 17, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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