The Painter and the Thief
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It's started well, intriguing and all... but the more I watched the weirder it gets, and as the time was running off I understood that the circle would not close at all, so instead of a story I found myself annoyed with a straight weird line.
Stylistically David Lynch inflected story about a sadistic force which, escaping men with guns, arrives in suburbia, killing everyone, but the bedeviled children.
Intriguing and entertaining movie. It leaves the viewers with many questions but tickles the imagination. I really liked the movie, exceptional for a Dutch production.
One of the most disturbing movies I've ever seen. It's confusing at times, but despite not always understanding what was happening or why, I couldn't look away. There is such a palpable feeling of dread in this film, the leader, Borgman and his followers so cold, calculating and sinister, I was deeply affected by this movie. Some reviewers saw dark humor, I did not. The movie has awkward moments, and like terrifying film, you wish for something funny to break the tension, but this movie is weirdly dark. It feels like peeking into the world of a sadistic cult that simply feels far too real.
started out great but soon descended into a spiral of crazy sprinkled with boredom.
Some writers are just to lazy. People who hated prometheus for not explaining itself enough might get cancer from watching this movie. (I like prometheus btw)
Weird and fun and interesting, but a bit too self-conscious in its weirdness, and either too explicit or not explicit enough about how much of it is a representation of the wife's mental state.
One of the strangest films of the decade.
"We are so lucky and fortunate people have to pay at some point in life."
Some really interesting stuff. The idea of taking an ancient myth and putting it into modern reality/making a cautionary tale for adults is super cool. The performances were good, and some of the imagery was seriously unnerving. Unfortunately it didn't have much of an effect though because the movie is way too long, leaving such pointless drags between the tense moments that it doesn't build. I still recommend it.