Politist, adj. (Police, Adjective) (2009)
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Critic Reviews for Politist, adj. (Police, Adjective)
An absorbing and contemplative detective story in which the high point of the action involves reading from a dictionary. Really.
Much like "Zodiac," "Police, Adjective" is a procedural piece that leads to nowhere.
The film proceeds at Detective Cristi's pace, stopping and starting, hiding and emerging, scanning and staring, as the languid camera surveys the dismal neighborhoods with undisguised ennui.
Intellectually and aesthetically Police, Adjective is a film of merit but that doesn't make it any easier to endure.
Audience Reviews for Politist, adj. (Police, Adjective)
This Romanian film is definitely not for everyone, considering its peculiar directing style and sluggishly slow pace, but those willing to sit through it will find a thought-provoking and morally challenging narrative with a particularly outstanding final act.
A world weary Romanian cop tails some poor schmuck of a kid who's out smoking hash with his friends: should his bust the lump, or try to nail his supplier? But if he does it, the kid's life is in the crapper ... what to do, what to do? But this is only one problem in the cop's life. His wife is getting restless. Her husband doesn't seem to care about things, the important things, like about words and their meanings and how that intersects with our lives. You may decide, like the cop, to exclaim, "who thinks about this stuff?!? Who's got the time?!?" Or, you may give this slow simmer of a tale a chance to steep.
Definition of 'slow' (don't watch this if your sleepy), earnest, European arthouse indulgence. Certainly puts across the tedium of police work with langorous passages where we watch, wait and walk with the characters.
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