Critic Review - Salon.com

Jonze's ideas, visual and otherwise, spill out in a faux-philosophical ramble that isn't nearly as deep as he thinks it is; at best, it's a scrambled tone poem. Even the look of the picture becomes tiresome after a while.

October 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Salon.com | Comments (11)
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Alex M.

Alex Muller

snide idiot

Oct 15 - 10:38 PM

spooksmcgee

Steve Logan

Stephanie has to be the worst film critic on RT. She gave Dark Knight and Wall-E bad reviews. She is a hack.

Oct 16 - 04:38 AM

Tammy G.

Tammy Guiver

spooks, you made me chuckle and I must agree.

Oct 16 - 12:06 PM

jvcarroll

James C.

Jonze's ideas? You do know this is based on a book, right? What an idiot!

Oct 16 - 11:46 AM

TheBaxter

Slash Beast

YOU know what Spike Jonze is thinking?

Please enlighten us on your telepathy.

Oct 16 - 12:28 PM

Alejandro H.

Alejandro Hernandez

The Dark Knight is not that good

Oct 16 - 07:19 PM

w@velength

In Your Dreams

Whoa whoa whoa, Stephanie is an idiot because she gave Dark Knight and Wall-E bad reviews? How does that work?

Oct 17 - 12:40 AM

Ibad S.

Ibad Shah

Who said that the ideas were supposed to be "deep?" They're resonant of a simpler, childhood era that I don't think Jonze hid any particular underlying "philosophical" motivations.

Oct 18 - 08:32 AM

arbutus1440

adam smit

Yet another critic who calls anything they can't grasp "faux-philosophical ramble." Stephanie, next time take an adult so they can explain it to you.

Oct 19 - 07:33 AM

Dev G.

Dev Gall

this is a terrible film. period. i agree whole heartedly with this critic. this movie was beautiful in it's inception and the idea was great but the actual product was far less than stellar. I'm tired of people being bombarded with insults like "you miss the point" or "you just don't understand" because they didn't like this film. I for one analyze a movie down to it's core. this movie had amazing ideas but no soul to back them up with. So don't tell me or anyone else we didn't "understand." We do. we just choose to see things a different way then you. but i do NOT agree with her on "Wall-E" and or "The Dark Knight" seeing as both those films were amazing.

Oct 20 - 01:32 AM

Cassie Lewis

Cassie Lewis

The film gives visual shape to the raw rage, sound, energy and love we all have before we are fully socialized. I don't remember the last film that allowed children such an authentic emotional range.

Nov 26 - 08:28 AM

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