Signs & Wonders (2000)
Average Rating: 5.9/10
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Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 13
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Following up on his critically successful debut, Sunday (1997), which won top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival, Jonathan Nossiter directs this romantic drama about a man obsessed with coincidence, serendipity, and the preternatural. Alec Skarsgard (Stellan Skarsgard) is a Stockholm-born American who lives in Athens and works as a commodities trader. He takes great pride in his ability to perceive patterns and trends in the daily undulations of the market and thereby turn a huge profit. In
Feb 11, 2000 Wide
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Until it devolves into what seems like a quasi-surreal Fatal Attraction ... offers a stark, spooky portrait of family fracture and loss.
Has extraordinary depth and insight about the limitations and follies of human beings.
For all its ambition and richness of style, Signs & Wonders never shows us what's inside Alec.
Danger: when your suspense film ends and you don't care who really did "it", whatever "it" is, you might want to rethink the plot.
Abtruse, delicately constructed and thoughtful... an arty Euro-flick with an almost entirely emotional mystery and pay-off.
There's a potentially good film struggling to get out of an overly self-conscious director's grip here.
Signs takes us into Alec's confused head, and, although it can be disturbing there, it's never dull.
I hate to drag out that word again, but it's seriously needed here: pretentious.
You're beginning to understand why Unger seems to be in such a daze: she's read the script.
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