Father and Son Reviews

August 20, 2004
Although Father and Son is never as deep or wrenching as Mother and Son, the careful casting and Sokurov's unique visual style continue to make this a series worth following.
August 13, 2004
Here was my question for most of this movie: Wha-? I was clueless. Did not understand.
August 13, 2004
The film may be maddeningly obtuse, but its images are dazzling.
July 30, 2004
The best way to watch Father and Son is to let it wash over you and not be overly concerned with prosaic matters like plot.
July 9, 2004
Poised and teasing in a way that might incite less patient viewers to madness. But you don't come to Sokurov for his narrative agility, you come for his rhapsodic longueurs.
July 7, 2004
The opacity of the characters and situations prevents the film from having any true emotional impact.
June 29, 2004
One has the feeling the director has let himself go off the deep end regarding the romantic and idealizing tendencies that, for better or worse, characterize much of his work.
June 24, 2004
Nothing much happens by way of plot in the course of Father and Son, but it offers a fresh and often startling vision of one of the most fundamental relationships between human beings.
June 23, 2004
The emotions of the piece pulse in and out like submerged things coming to light, or visions in a trance.
June 18, 2004
A feast for the eyes.