Bobby's Review of Playtime (Play Time)

  • 3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Playtime (Play Time)

    Playtime (Play Time) (1967)

    If for no other reason, cinema lovers must see Playtime for its absolute uniqueness. There's no narrative to speak of, and none of the (very little) dialogue has any importance - Playtime is more like a visual study of the complexities and absurdities of modern life and architecture. I know, that sounds like a ridiculously dull two hours - and for long stretches, Playtime's lack of any traditional plot or direction does become tedious. But the majority of Playtime holds a quiet fascination akin to people watching, and at its best moments is breathtaking in its ingenuity.

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