Father and Son Reviews

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February 17, 2007
August 13, 2005
Visually remarkable look at a gay relationship; one of the richest inside looks at gay love and tenderness.
January 31, 2005
Alexander Sokurov's obscure new film Father and Son doesn't quite come off.
September 30, 2004
for a hit of pure cinema, you could do no better...than to spend a few moments reveling in its high
September 19, 2004
This strikingly beautiful film from Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) captures relationships in an ethereal way that gets way under the skin.
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
The film may be maddeningly obtuse, but its images are dazzling.
August 8, 2004
Compelling but elusive.
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 30, 2004
Father and Son is definitely a puzzle, and frankly I was about to walk out on it before it drastically improved.
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 6, 2004
As it links paternalism, militarism, and nationalism, this achingly beautiful film proves dreamily seductive but also profoundly disturbing.
July 2, 2004
It's purely touching.
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
Sokurov vividly evokes the emotions underlying paternal love and filial devotion.
June 18, 2004
A feast for the eyes.
June 18, 2004
It's a film that will polarize audiences -- some will squirm in their seats while others will go with the art and flow.
June 18, 2004
Sokurov firmly establishes his film as a spiritual parable; the characters' every glance and touch seems a cosmic gesture...
June 17, 2004
Like most of Sokurov's movies, this oblique parable is mysterious, elliptical, irresistible.
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