Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge) Reviews
Thi is a must see.
Irene Jacob is playing a beautiful soul so that she keeps you on your chair for the entire movie. The story and the way it was told is very interesting and engaging.
The movie was very good and very interesting, and being the last one of the trilogy, it had to be very good. Irene Jacob and her timeless beauty was great as her character that simply radiated goodness. But the story and how the plot unraveled was very interesting and it kept you very involved. Also the use of the color red, was very powerful and impactful. Thus, I strongly intend to watch it again, because I felt lie I missed something important. But also because it is a great movie that probably need more than one view to see whatever detail you missed.
~June 29, 2015~
The third movie in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors trilogy. Each
movie is separate and doesn't feature characters from the previous
one(s) (except at the end of Red, but it made no difference to the
story and was essentially Kieslowski showing off).
The first, Blue, was engaging and mostly reasonably interesting.
Doesn't end very well, but getting to the end was an interesting
White, however, doesn't have that same level of engagement or interest.
Starts off okay, develops slowly and without a sense of direction, then
all of a sudden you have some fairly bizarre and implausible twists.
Then it ends. Even more unsatisfactory ending than Blue.
Red is marginally better than White. Was reasonably intriguing, but
none of that intrigue ultimately goes anywhere. I was hoping for an
exploration on themes like privacy, or a Conversation-like thriller,
but the first one was only touched on and the second never
materialized. Instead we have a lot of pretentious talking, about
nothing that significant. Moves very slowly.
Some interesting themes are explored, especially fate and coincidence, but in a very heavy-handed and obvious fashion.
Plus, the ending just seems predictable. Throw in Kieslowski throwing
in a few characters from Blue and White, just because he can, and it
just feels very trite.