Critic Review - Chicago Sun-Times

One of the best films of the year.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comments (13)
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sandman

iv4n w

This movie is indeed a good one, watched it some weeks ago and found it very original and dark. The dog with blood and the horse in glass scenes are disturbing but I liked them.

Mar 4 - 08:49 PM

Bob S.

Bob Smith

And this reviewer is one of the fattest idiots of the year.

Jun 20 - 11:43 AM

AtomBom

Atom Bom

Shut the fuck up Bob.

Oct 9 - 05:48 PM

Jenny Shin

Jenny Shin

Fuck you Bob

Nov 9 - 03:11 PM

Julian Pin

Julian Pin

Shut up Bob

Dec 1 - 02:25 PM

xMrGrimmx

Jesse Hornick

go watch transformers you retard

Mar 21 - 01:24 PM

Jhon E.

Jhon Evans

Perhaps a little rash...

Nov 10 - 11:44 PM

Justin Steinburg

Justin Steinburg

How could anyone think this movie is even remotely good!?

Nov 13 - 09:36 PM

١r­ur Bj÷rnsson

١r­ur Bj÷rnsson

What is it that you don't like about it? It may be bad when it comes to story & characters, but it certainly delivers when it comes to nightmarish creepy scenes and it's a gorgeous looking film. Costume work is exceptionally well done(and well worthy of Oscar nomination).

Nov 14 - 04:28 PM

Julian Pin

Julian Pin

It's...okay. nice "eye candy" though.

Dec 1 - 02:25 PM

Pat ChalupaBatman

Pat ChalupaBatman

this movie is a pretentious mess of hipster crap

Dec 25 - 02:45 AM

Jody Shockley

Jody Shockley

Man, usually I agree with Ebert but... this movie just isn't good. I mean, don't get me wrong, the visuals are great but strip those away and the plot is really shallow and cliche, and the characters are horribly flat. With something like this, you gotta spend a good deal of time to explore the mind you're diving into before it's introduced, giving the audience a reason to care. And the symbolism has to make sense instead of just throwing in everything the director could think of. The imagery is striking and memorable but ultimately it's meaningless, and it just comes off as the director being pretentious. Props to the costume and set designers, but the director can go suck it.

Oct 6 - 01:41 AM

Jody Shockley

Jody Shockley

Actually now that I think about it, an alternative way to make this plot work is just screw established context altogether and go balls-to-the-wall crazy, ala Eraserhead. This way you leave things open for interpretation, and get people to think about what the imagery could possibly mean. But trying to have both doesn't work. You can't have a story like this and only go halfway with the context. Either give us time to learn about the person whose head we're about to explore, or leave it open for the audience to think about. Half-assing it makes the director seem desperate for attention, overly-artsy and pretentious.

Oct 6 - 01:47 AM

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