Critic Reviews for Partner
The specific meaning of many of the scenes is obscure, but the total effect is that of youthful explosion of movie talent.
Bernardo Bertolucci's third and seldom-shown feature is very much a reflection of its period -- 1968 -- but no less fascinating for that.
More than just a storytelling stunt, it's a fraught, revealing portrait of a brand-crazed and emotionally arrested society.
Partner's unchained energy and its willingness to raise questions and even provide some answers still make for compelling viewing.
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Audience Reviews for Partner
An inspiration for Fight Club, for sure, Bertolucci's film is, undoubtedly, an art film. The narrative is almost non-existent, and the plot is thin. It follows little logic and seems a compilation of visualized ideas. Of course, there's nothing wrong with this, but it's important to know that you aren't getting the dramatic punch you might from the director's other films. Seems more of a Godard picture than Bertolucci's later works. Still recommended.
An interesting attempt by Bernardo Bertolucci to be Godard. Again, as with most Bertolucci movies, the visuals are lovely.
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