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Year
1988
Runtime
171 min.
Director
Philip Kaufman
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
23,043
Checks
3,624
Favs
204
Dislikes
49
Favs/checks
5.6% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. Zeltaebar's avatar

    Zeltaebar

    I expected a philosophical film, commenting on adult themes like sexuality and relationships. Instead I got an empty, lengthy and boring experience leaping between scenes with sex, nudity or sexual innuendo and scenes showing direct and indirect oppression in communist Czech Republic. The film's biggest weakness is the lack of interesting characters despite a great cast. The film's punishingly long running time add to the misery. Very disappointing. 6 years ago
  2. Worzel's avatar

    Worzel

    I saw this film 25 years ago and loved it.
    Got hold of the soundtrack on cassette copy with the ST of Betty Blue, and played that tape to death.
    I rewatched both recently and although I didn't think much of BB this one holds up really well.
    5 years 4 months ago
  3. Lobatov's avatar

    Lobatov

    One of my favorite books and my favorite actor. I totally agree with mariasofia, everything I like to say she already said in the previous comment. 7 years 9 months ago
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In 6 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #55 in The Criterion Collection
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  2. This movie ranks #71 in Time Out's The 100 Best Romantic Films
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    71
  3. This movie ranks #87 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions
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  4. This movie ranks #321 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
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    321
  5. This movie ranks #370 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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  6. This movie ranks #935 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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