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Unsettling with a fantastic score. This take on our world through an alien eye is really effective, well done Glazer, well done.
This is Sci fi at its worse. Johansson should stick to whatever else she does Very rarely does this form of sci fi work and this is one that does not.
A brave attempt at an arty science fiction that didn't really work for me. The pace was glacially slow. There were frequent drawn out pauses, presumably for atmospheric effect. The plot was too esoteric... Read more. And, whilst Johansson is a reasonable actor, it needed someone with greater skills (or direction)to put over the alien effect convincingly. The end was an anti climax and weak. Not one of the best!
I have never been a big Scarlett Johansson fan but no one can deny her sublime skills as an actress. Just as well, because without them, I would have struggled to last the distance. Throughout I was... Read more left with an air of expectation over what was going to happen next - but it never happened!
Michel Faber is a strange man, and he writes mostly strange books. But this film is a cult hit, so it's worth thinking about. But if you're watching this to get a glimpse of Scarlett Johanssen with... Read more her knickers off, you're probably watching the wrong movie. It's thought provoking and you have to watch it to the end, but if you're a bit on the thick side, don't bother.
Nothing wrong with this film, better without music at start, if it hadn't diverted could have been awesome but i plead ignorance, this was out for ages so um scarlett anyone and whats with 'art' and... Read more dodgy scenes albeit even written by guys no less, this is lesbot dream mind from its popularity - go buy it, its like geez the reviews below are bad just like metaphysics were for 4 a 'kiwi' book, this is a movie of ideasy's - not art?, don't get if u liked superman, peace.
Ummmm.... what the heck was that all about? Apparently this was one of the top films of last year but I fail to see how.
A difficult film. Not a lot happens, little dialogue. What some might have missed, is that the during the film, the murderous central character learns compassion.
Brave role for Johansson to take... Read more, and I respect her for it. There would have been no doubt in her mind this film would not do well. She must have been wanting to flex her acting muscles.
Looking back, I appreciate the film more than when I was viewing it.
The only thing that keep me watching to the end was scarlert nude scenes..otherwise would be a total waste.
From IMDB website, the reviews were extreme (either around 1 or 5).
Think people... Read more who rate it a 5 as some sort of arty farty movie as some sort of classic, I think they could watch a movie of some paint drying and give it a 5.
The beginning of this movie was horrible, some weird noisy intro with a very slow bright light and objects moving...from then on, I knew it would be some sort of arty farty useless movie.
One star because of the divine Scarlett J. Otherwise a total waste of time. I only watched to the end because it was short(ish) at 96 minutes and as one of the other reviewers said, I kept expecting... Read more something to happen.
I don't know if there was some deep meaning that I missed but I don't really care.