as Whitley Strieber
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as Andrew Strieber
as Dr. Janet Duffy
as Dr. Freidman
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Critic Reviews for Communion
Creepy and disturbing
...it can't make up its mind if it wants to be science fact, science fiction, or psycho-babble.
Audience Reviews for Communion
Communion is a bizarre and conflicted treat. I believe a number of those involved with the making of the film had differing ideas as to what the film was about and what was fact. Walken plays Whitley Strieber, a man that investigates his supposed encounters with aliens. Strieber reportedly told Walken he was playing the role "too crazy" to which Walken replied "If the shoe fits...". This sums up the difficult story being told here. The film never gives a clear answer on what the truth is, nor which characters believe what. It's more an examination of reality, imagination, truth, and all out mental psychological weirdness. It begins as a rather terrifying film. The aliens (fake looking) appear bit by bit, and their simplicity adds an artificial and uncomfortable atmosphere. It becomes apparent that the aliens are meant to look fake, as they are later used as a tool for identity and realism. We see other aliens wearing alien masks and the lack of realism lures us into a bizarre, comical and unsettling world. Communion is a confusing film, but if you are willing to let a film punch your brain you should seek it out. Comes with a haunting main theme by Eric Clapton.
I'm a Walken fan, but I could never make sense of this movie.
|Whitley Strieber:||I am the dreamer, you are the dream.|
|Dr. Janet Duffy:||You expect answers so quickly! We don't even have all the questions.|
|Whitley Strieber:||It's like I can't see anything but the inside of my own head.|
|Fireman:||Let your wife cook.|
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