Images 1972

Images

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

71%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 14

71%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,708

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Images Photos

Movie Info

A schizophrenic (Susannah York) confuses her husband (Rene Auberjonois) with her lovers and her self.

Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for Images

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (4)

  • [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.

    January 14, 2019 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • "Image" is not remotely an example of hack work - it's an example of a conceptual failure.

    January 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It looks complicated, but it's just confused (1972).

    January 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This clanging, pretentious, tricked-up exercise, is almost a model of how not to dramatize the plight of a schizoid.

    January 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 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 itself

    March 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Images

  • Jun 29, 2013
    Susannah York is stellar but the film is very odd.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2011
    I 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, 2010
    Difficult 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, 2010
    Not 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

Images Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides