1972, Drama, 1h 40m14 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings
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Critic Reviews for Images
[Altman] controls things beautifully, proffering credible biographical reasons for her inner disturbances, and borrowing shock effects from the thriller genre to underline the terrifying nature of her predicament.
"Image" is not remotely an example of hack work - it's an example of a conceptual failure.
It looks complicated, but it's just confused (1972).
This clanging, pretentious, tricked-up exercise, is almost a model of how not to dramatize the plight of a schizoid.
It is, first of all, an intelligently constructed and spectacularly well-photographed film. We admire its gifts even though they tend not to involve us.April 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Images is not only a portrait of a woman's mental breakdown (like Altman's earlier That Cold Day in the Park), but also a schizophrenic study of the creative process itselfMarch 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Audience Reviews for Images
Jun 29, 2013Susannah York is stellar but the film is very odd.jay n Super Reviewer
Apr 29, 2011I have a lot of trouble with films featuring unreliable narrators. While I understand that films about a character with a frayed sense of reality need to be as chaotic and fractured as their psyche, they tend to alienate me emotionally. Robert Altman's "Images" does those things, of course, but what makes this a step above similarly themed films like, "Persona," "Black Swan" or "The Double Life of Veronique," is that it's rather subtle. Films featuring a character confronting their double are usually fraught with ham-fisted symbolism and overly obvious motifs. I'm not saying "Images" is without these things but Altman has the finesse to blend them, more or less, seamlessly into the film. With the help of fluid cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond, a dynamic and precise Susannah York and a haunting score by John Williams, "Images" is able to transcend the normal pitfalls of this microcosm of a genre and remain a serious piece of artistic expression.Steven C Super Reviewer
Nov 30, 2010Difficult to get into. You don't really get to know the main character, which made it difficult for me to connect with her. I missed context. What's her story? But when I was halfway through that didn't bother me anymore. The line between reality and her hallucinations become increasingly thin and confusing, you're just waiting for something to go terribly wrong. A large part of the movie is shot in a beautiful location. It adds to the mystery and surrealism.Saskia D Super Reviewer
Sep 19, 2010Not your typical Robert Altman picture. It's pretty grim with no soul bearings since it's a psychological thriler but it does have an interesting character played by Susannah York. The picture doesn't even have the overlapping dialogue Altman is known for but it's not really needed since he is more interested in what's real and what isn't. "Images" is one of those love and hate pictures I admired and frustratingly dislike.Brian R Super Reviewer
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