• R, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Darren Aronofsky
    In Theaters:
    Oct 6, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 22, 2001
  • Artisan Entertainment

Critic Review - Old School Reviews

Translating this into a music video would make a lot more sense than the film does in present form

May 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Comments (8)

Comments

Adam Gallavin

Adam Gallavin

maybe not a movie for 'old school' to review then

Aug 15 - 04:09 AM

Prats Majmudar

Prats Majmudar

lol

Dec 26 - 08:19 PM

FlickSaint

Amanda Morris

You obviously don't know what it's like to struggle with addiction. This movie hit the nail right on the head. And the way it was filmed... omg, i literally felt like I was in their head feeling their pain and frustration. Amazing cinematography.

Oct 12 - 12:45 PM

doofy d.

doofy doofus

no it didn't. it couldn't have been phonier

May 16 - 01:40 AM

liz j.

liz j

The reviewer asserts that "[m]ost actual drug users sense that Requiem merely skims the surface and won't take it seriously, but the film isn't made for junkies. It's designed for the MTV generation..." and couldn't be more off the mark. As a junkie, just thinking about this film makes me bawl uncontrollably. Anybody who has ever been hooked on junk will relate to the palpable, endless longing, the anguish, the pure desperation. I understand why people choose heroin above all else, including life. It broadens and enhances my appreciation of the film (although I really dislike that the director got the whole pinprick pupil bit wrong and showed them becoming dilated instead). This review is way off the mark.

Mar 21 - 09:23 PM

doofy d.

doofy doofus

it sucked

May 16 - 01:40 AM

Medusa Jordan

Medusa Jordan

The eye is the first thing you notice as it is the main image used for publicity, and it doesn't bode well that it is is wrong! I haven't seen the film, but I must say that that is offputting.

Jul 2 - 11:24 AM

Rodney S.

Rodney Sibert

My uncle was a heroin addict, actually he recently died from the hepatitis C he contracted while using. He was a very intelligent man and he said it was the best anti-drug film he had ever seen. The only criticism he had is that pupils don't dilate when using heroin, they contract.

Sep 28 - 06:30 AM

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