Father and Son Reviews
December 5, 2004
Tediously mannered look at the obsessive intimate bonds between a father and his teen-aged military son.
September 2, 2004
A beautiful but static viewing experience that utterly fails to touch the viewer.
August 20, 2004
The film seems to have internalized Sokurov's inspiration so far that it becomes a blur of hints and vapors.
August 13, 2004
Here was my question for most of this movie: Wha-? I was clueless. Did not understand.
July 13, 2004
It's hard to imagine a more jointly artful and mind-numbingly off-putting cinematic experience... Father and Son is the virtual definition of tedium.
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 18, 2004
For those not familiar with Sokurov's work, the opaque, exclusive dialogue, surreal reality and the cryptic relationships may come across as ponderous and pretentious.