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Offering an insightful look at Communist Eastern Europe through the microcosm of a long friendship, Underground is an exhausting, exhilarating epic.
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Delirious in its excess, but never less than ferociously intelligent and operatically emotional, Underground represents one of those rare, exhilarating moments when an outsize artistic vision is fueled by an apparently unlimited budget. Not to be missed.
A triumph of mise en scene mated to a comic vision that keeps topping its own hyperbole.
A rich, vibrant, visually spectacular survey of the changes the place has gone through during the past 50 years.
Kusturica takes us from wacky farce to harrowing grief to lyrical fantasy to bloody horror. To ignore any side of Underground is to do it injustice.
Underground is a bizarre, often repellent anti-war parable that takes forever to state the obvious but hits some scattered high notes on the way.
Emir Kusturica's epic black comedy about Yugoslavia from 1941 to 1992 is a three-hour steamroller circus that leaves the viewer dazed and exhausted, but mightily impressed.
Despite Underground's bleak subject matter, it's an invigorating film, bursting with energy.
Furiously inventive, overlong, overwrought, battering, mesmerizing, magical. From an outsider's perspective, the massive project of Kusturica's convulsive carnivalesque celebrates the vivacity of the survivor. (His countrymen may know better.)
A brave attempt to make art out of horror, sense out of chaos.
Acknowledged as the Bosnian director Emir Kusturica's masterpiece, Underground is a hallucinogenic comic romp through Yugoslavia's troubled history over 50 years.
On balance, Kusturica is sturdier on style than substance.
Brilliant, outrageous filmmaking. Underground is touching, hilarious, and new.
One of the best films I ever saw. A surreal, poetic, unique and dark comedy about war, pride, friendship and illusion. An controversial epic of Emir Kusturica.
One of the best black comedies I have ever seen! Comedy typically doesn't do so well with war time settings; but, with such characters, you can't help but laugh.While Yugoslavia as a country may no longer exist, its essence and spirit live strong.
Totally surreal tale of two brothers' resistance against the German occupation of Yugoslavia. They form an underground society to help the communist effort by producing weapons. This is an epic film that covers 50 years in three hours as the crazy Serbs continue their fight against the fascist foe right up to the civil war.
*On my "best of the 1990s" list.
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