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Stalker Reviews

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May 18, 2017
The film has a hypnotic pull, drawing the viewer deeper and deeper into its enigmatic adventure by crafting a world all its own.
May 17, 2017
Yet another incarnation, yet another murmuring of a movie that once seen, will be dreamt again and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
October 29, 2015
The pursuit of happiness takes on a meandering, philosophical and richly visual form in Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2015
With this film, Tarkovsky re-entrusts to the medium a responsibility which in the West is upheld, if at all, only by documentaries (and by a rare maverick work like Pasolini's SalÚ): that of testifying, of showing.
May 6, 2014
Directed by Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky with the same unearthly visual style, and the same mingled concern with technology and psychology, that he showed in his towering 'Solaris' a few years ago.
April 29, 2014
Andrei Tarkovsky's epic inquiry into freedom and faith presents an arduous journey for the spectator, but conjures up its own mystical universe with majestic conviction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 16, 2013
Tarkovsky realizes the allegorical tale with an overwhelming density of visual detail ...
May 30, 2007
Seminal feature from Tarkovsky, the master of atmosphere and multi-functional allegory is truly affecting, as well as fodder for countless film studies curricula.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2007
Powerful and haunting sci-fi parable imbued by Tarkovsky with a multi-layered visual resonance and, despite its stately pace, raw emotional impact.
May 30, 2007
There is no easy watching to be gained here, but nor is this a hard slog -- each scene is beautifully crafted, painting a vivid and fascinating picture of Tarkovsky's vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 30, 2007
Visually unforgettable and possibly Tarkovsky's finest work.
May 30, 2007
A vast prose-poem on celluloid whose forms and ideas were to be borrowed by moviemakers like Lynch and Spielberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2007
[It] has enough hauntingly beautiful images and profound ideas to linger in one's mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 30, 2007
Not an easy film, but almost certainly a great one.
November 28, 2006
The focus is solely on the internalized motives of these characters. Despite this, Stalker remains a lucidly visual film.
November 3, 2006
I found the overall atmosphere, benign but potentially dangerous, far more stimulating and imaginative than a sci-fi story entirely spelled out for us.
April 25, 2006
A tangled knot of memories, fears, fantasies, nightmares, paradoxical impulses, and a yearning for something that's simultaneously beyond our reach and yet intrinsic to every one of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 9, 2006
Tarkovsky conjures images like you've never seen before; and as a journey to the heart of darkness, it's a good deal more persuasive than Coppola's.
June 21, 2005
The film is only as good as what the individual brings to it.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
March 13, 2005
Tarkovsky majestically creates through editing rather than special effects the unstable universe of the Zone, and amidst the grime and the destruction, summons up moments of pure magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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