Barry's Review of Quintet

  • 3 years ago via Movies on Facebook

    Quintet (1979)

    This perhaps serves best as a cautionary tale on why it is dangerous for one person to write, produce, and direct a film. Sure it allows you to have complete artistic freedom but it also means that there is no one in a place to point out when things aren't really working. The plot itself feels like a less successful combination of the Most Dangerous Game and the Seventh Seal all set in a civilization crumbling in the midst of an ice age. The set work is good, the oddly Medieval costuming is at least well done, and Newman's performance is adequate for the character but that isn't really a complement. Ultimately this never really gets to where it was trying to go.

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