Reviews

Aug 6, 2021
I await the day when Russell forgets about drawing crowds, and settles down to serious visualizations of the serious music that has meant so much to his life and career.
Oct 4, 2019
Ken Russell's latest pyrotechnical heresy, Lisztomania, is upon us, a mad, fantastic joy ride that will outrage some, dazzle others, and leave no one bored.
Sep 1, 2019
Lisztomania is a total mess, but it's a mess with Ken Russell's typical grandiosity and oddness of vision.
Aug 1, 2019
Like in every carnival, once we fix our sight in its reality, everything becomes distorted and crumbles, revealing the poor dimension of a film that will not matter much in Ken Russell's career. [Full Review in Spanish]
Aug 12, 2012
While it may lack narrative sense, this is, without a doubt, one of the most unpredictable and hypnotic viewing experiences you could ever hope to have.
Feb 2, 2012
This is Ken Russell unfiltered -- straight-up and unafraid to go wherever his mind leads him. Absolutely unique.
Jun 4, 2011
There's no reason to suggest that Russell was just earning a paycheck on Lisztomania; clearly his full attention was on the giant penis, or the giant penis marble columns, or the giant heavenly penis pedestal.
Mar 17, 2009
Ken Russell just being silly.
Apr 17, 2006
It's not for those who find Russell's zany antics a bit much.
Jun 17, 2005
Oct 23, 2004
It's a berserk exercise of demented genius, and on that level (I want to make my praise explicit) it functions and sometimes even works. Most people will probably despise it.