Critic Review - New York Observer

It's the study of a man whose soul has been peeled away, like coring an apple. But I wouldn't call it sexy -- or entertaining. What does Brandon learn? What do we learn?

November 30, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Observer | Comments (7)
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Serena Falcon

Serena Falcon

hahaah come on!! It is not an educational film!

Nov 30 - 01:52 PM


Edward Stymest

it's the bare basics of good entertainment, cinema, and art. it needs to have meaning, and that's what rex is saying

Nov 30 - 06:47 PM

Serena Falcon

Serena Falcon

Cinema is an art and need not make sense. Only feelings, there is no black thread. It is the beauty of art, each one is expressed as means. I think criticisms like this leave many great movies out.
There is no objectivity here.

Nov 30 - 07:39 PM

Gypsy Joker

Kyle Woodside

It's not meant to be sexy, you moron.

Dec 5 - 07:57 AM

Mark Josephson

Mark Josephson

Why do we have to "learn" something from every film we see? Sometimes you just observe, and you take out of the theater whatever it is that connects to you. If nothing connects with you, then it's a bad film. But I defy anybody to say there is nothing in this film that they could connect with. But "teaching" and "learning something" is not, and should not be, the goal of every film. I saw this film three days ago, and frankly I haven't stopped thinking about it since. Lots to ponder, and sometimes that's enough.

Dec 21 - 02:33 PM

Adam H.

Adam Herman

Rex Reed needs to retire already.

Feb 2 - 08:26 PM

Andreas Macculloch

Andreas Macculloch

If go to see this film expecting "sexy" you've missed the point. By a mile.

Mar 4 - 10:17 AM

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