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Year
1975
Runtime
160 min.
Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Drama, Music
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
16,292
Checks
5,702
Favs
528
Dislikes
92
Favs/checks
9.3% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. elbarto470's avatar

    elbarto470

    My favorite film. It's not a traditional film in that it shoves its agendas and themes in the viewer's face. Instead, it's ever-present. It's in the mood, the texture, the cinematography...everywhere. It's a film that perhaps does better on repeat viewings, where you notice little things like how Lady Pearl's monologue ties in with the news reporting near the last scene, or how Haven Hamilton's toupee falls in the last scene and he eschews it, effectively giving up his self-centeredness when the chips were down. You see things like the camera movements during "Since You've Gone", or the satire of country music present in damn near every song. You notice how the characters are made human, and the movie becomes more like life than most. It's not a political film: its slice of life. It's there to show us, in Altman's words, "what people are to people". And it succeeds in a big way. 6 years 9 months ago
  2. Mhrass's avatar

    Mhrass

    Great film!! Altman took us far away, so far away. 6 years 2 months ago
  3. snowman181's avatar

    snowman181

    Might scare people away with a plethora of singing parts and the seemingly fragmented story but once you're ready to look at the big picture it's really mindblowing in a way. Yes it's disturbing to watch at times but so is our society. 6 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #39 in IMDb's Music Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #44 in National Board of Review - Best Film
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  3. This movie ranks #59 in AFI's 100 years...100 movies
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  4. This movie ranks #59 in 100 Musicals (BFI Screen Guide)
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  5. This movie ranks #59 in 100 American Independent Films (BFI Screen Guide)
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  6. This movie ranks #83 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  7. This movie ranks #87 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  8. This movie ranks #90 in 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century
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  9. This movie ranks #99 in National Film Registry
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  10. This movie ranks #111 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  11. This movie ranks #126 in 501 Must See Movies
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  12. This movie ranks #201 in Masters Of Cinema
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  13. This movie ranks #237 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
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  14. This movie ranks #302 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  15. This movie ranks #324 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  16. This movie ranks #598 in NY Times' The Essential 1,000 Films to See
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  17. This movie ranks #599 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  18. This movie ranks #625 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  19. This movie ranks #797 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  20. This movie ranks #812 in The Criterion Collection
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