Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Critic Consensus: Dancer in Dark can be grim, dull, and difficult to watch, but even so, it has a powerful and moving performance from Bjork and is something quite new and visionary.
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Critic Reviews for Dancer in the Dark
At least Dancer in the Dark is bad in a complicated way.
Aims right for the heart and aces its target.
Come to the theater prepared, with a handkerchief in one hand and a rotten tomato in the other.
A thought-provoking, emotionally resonant, and innovative cinematic experience.
It smashes down the walls of habit that surround so many movies. It returns to the wellsprings. It is a bold, reckless gesture.
This is a film like no other this year, and on that grounds alone you should see it.
Audience Reviews for Dancer in the Dark
Björk is magnificent in a very demanding performance, acting and singing in this grim and devastating musical tragedy that can be really difficult for some people to watch, but no one can deny that it is incredibly thought-provoking and emotionally compelling.
It's like a Raymond Carver short story written by Ingmar Bergman, and directed occasionally by Baz Luhrman. Plus, it stars Bjork. Weird, wonderful slice of life story, a truly original film about characters on the margins trying to succeed on their own terms. Like nothing I've ever seen before.
Its a different type of musical. Von Trier finds an all star cast from Bjork to Peter Stormare and creates a dark and depressing piece of cinema. The dead silence of some scenes are bleak but its the musical scores that helps carry the film.
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