KillerFilm.com, April 23, 2008
4 of 5 Stars
Recently I attended the IDIDX film festival and got a chance to catch a fascinating film called "The Linguists" about two scientists that travel the world documenting disappearing languages. The idea itself is interesting, but the scientists, professors David Harrison and Gregory Anderson are modern day adventurers that will stop at nothing in their quest to preserve dying languages. They travel through jungles, climb mountains, dance with natives, barter with tribesmen. All the while providing answers as to why these languages are becoming extinct.
I enjoyed "The Linguists" so much that after watching it I decided to try my hand at learning another language. These guys are heros and the filmmakers pieced together their journey in a very compelling way. Also I think that this film would work extremely well within the television format. I can't wait until "The Linguists" makes its way onto DVD so that I can force feed it to all my friends and family because this is a killer film!