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Year
2013
Runtime
90 min.
Director
Nicolas Winding Refn
Genres
Crime, Drama
Rating *
5.7
Votes *
74,861
Checks
5,725
Favs
318
Dislikes
235
Favs/checks
5.6% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. CSSCHNEIDER's avatar

    CSSCHNEIDER

    Visually stunning, it should receive heaps of praise and accolades for Larry Smith's work. The film is short on story, long on run time and a meticulous examination of formalism, detail and tone. It belongs in a museum or classroom where individual aesthetics can be put under a microscope, examined and classified. As a movie it comes up short. 6 years 2 months ago
  2. grantaire's avatar

    grantaire

    More of an experience than a film, it was a lot like a Malick film without voice overs and therefore an uncomfortable distance from the characters.

    Plot reminded me of a sort of minimalist conjunction of Hamlet and Macbeth, with the strong Kristin Scott Thomas as a devious Lady Macbeth.

    The pacing is a bit awkward but I think it ultimately works in its favour since I cannot picture the film being so ambient any other way.

    Refn's film distances him far from Drive, with which it will undoubtedly be compared, and brings him closer to his previous films. It is ripe with polysemous symbolism etc, but I wasn't pulled into the story enough and remained incredibly lucid that I was watching a film.

    I feel as if Refn knows exactly what he's doing with this film, and people criticize exactly what he wants them to.
    6 years 3 months ago
  3. Earring72's avatar

    Earring72

    Stylish for sure but not much story, slow, overly violent and feels loooooooong but it's only 90minutes. 4 years 3 months ago
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