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Arguably the most French film I have ever seen. I think I would have turned raving mad if it had lasted a minute longer, and I mean that as a compliment. Magnificent film!
5 years 5 months ago
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The film is two hours and forty minutes long, yet it took me six hours to push through it. What a frustratingly uninteresting film. Kurosawa has made so many films I consider spectacular masterpieces, but this gave me absolutely nothing.
5 years 8 months ago
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This film features what is quite possibly the most preposterously atrocious soundtrack in the history of cinema. I kinda liked it.
5 years 10 months ago
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I would recommend everybody to watch this film up until around the hour mark when a certain gorgeous latina woman performs a five minute striptease, and when you sense something is about to happen, just turn off the fucking film, for everything after that is utter fucking shit, pure, unadulterated, green, sour fucking despicable shit.
5 years 11 months ago
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Like a Finnish Band of Brothers, except more bleak.
5 years 11 months ago
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Aside from Tommy Lee Jones' and Robert Downey Jr.'s performances, this was a boring, overly pretentious, and self-glorifying film that insist on a shallow comment on the media and violence, which it proceeds to rub in your face through almost its entire length, accompanied by its chaotic, headache inducing cinematographic style.
5 years 11 months ago
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I wasn't mentally prepared for this...
6 years 2 months ago
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Am I the only one who struggled to follow this story because every single one of the inuits looked the same, had the same hairstyle, was dressed in the same way, and was called Aquilamakinrjatakaliva?
6 years 2 months ago
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I sat at the edge of the sofa for the last hour.
6 years 2 months ago
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1 hour and 54 minutes of film without a single original idea. However, it does feature some decent acting both by Cumberbatch and Alex Lawther (young Turing).
6 years 3 months ago
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It must be embarrassing being American, when not only Italians, but Austrians make better westerns - the one, "true" american genre - than Americans themselves. Visually stunning, The Dark Valley is set in the Alps, where "a lone rider comes into town..." The suspense builds slowly as the plot unfolds, and the story culminates in one of the greater western film ending. There's no revolvers to be seen, only cold, gritty faces, and dreary yet beautiful winter landscapes.
6 years 3 months ago
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I have to agree with chryzsh: Given the right mood and setting, the tranquility of this film will render the relaxed viewer in a state of harmony and bliss.
6 years 4 months ago
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I watched it with Rundtgåing av den transcendentale egenhetens støtte by Burzum as soundtrack. A very meditative and relaxing experience.
6 years 4 months ago
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Intense masterpiece. Great story by Akutagawa and brilliant acting på Nakadai.
6 years 4 months ago
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Brilliant war film that packs quite a lot of punch for it's relatively short length. A roller coaster of emotions ranging from bleak as an Estonian cargo bay, and (most likely unintentional) comedic genius that would put the sketch masters of Monty Python to shame.
6 years 4 months ago
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Splendid film!
6 years 7 months ago
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A touch of Sin (2013) should be added.
7 years 3 months ago
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