Manifesto Reviews

  • Aug 01, 2018

    A worthy effort that largely succeeds, so long as you're looking for art, not a feature film. It feels heavily weighted towards near-future dystopia, though unfortunately that's probably appropriate, and two-thirds in gets difficult to stay with, but it ends well and should be commended for doing something fresh and thought provoking.

    A worthy effort that largely succeeds, so long as you're looking for art, not a feature film. It feels heavily weighted towards near-future dystopia, though unfortunately that's probably appropriate, and two-thirds in gets difficult to stay with, but it ends well and should be commended for doing something fresh and thought provoking.

  • Jul 01, 2018

    Cate Blanchet en su gloria.

    Cate Blanchet en su gloria.

  • Jun 16, 2018

    Manifesto's peculiar structure works as a mesmerizing piece of art due to Julian Rosefeldt sensitive eye and Cate Blanchett's spellbinding tour de force multi performances.

    Manifesto's peculiar structure works as a mesmerizing piece of art due to Julian Rosefeldt sensitive eye and Cate Blanchett's spellbinding tour de force multi performances.

  • Jun 04, 2018

    a pretentious thought-provoking policy.. Manifesto The monologues are horrifyingly beautiful that is apt for the pragmatic characters projected in this self-created malleable mythology. The writing is sharp and one of the strength of the features that doesn't waste time on attempting to connect with the viewers and instead offers them enough homework to keep them engaged and make them work for it which then inherently raises the question whether it is worth to suffer for art to this extent or not; unfortunately the definite point it makes isn't something unfamiliar and a bit redundant. On terms of craft, there is a lot to explore in here, and the primary reason would be the tone of the feature which resembles with a fine theatrical poetic act. Julian Rosefeldt; the writer-director, fails to match its witty script with execution and even with its editing that could have been a lot better. On terms of performance, it is all left to Cate Blanchett who is a revelation in here as she is her A game and doing some of her best work. The technical aspects like make-up design is plausible but the background score and costume design could have been a lot better. Manifesto is a pretentious thought-provoking policy that may have its heart in the right place but could have been supervised better.

    a pretentious thought-provoking policy.. Manifesto The monologues are horrifyingly beautiful that is apt for the pragmatic characters projected in this self-created malleable mythology. The writing is sharp and one of the strength of the features that doesn't waste time on attempting to connect with the viewers and instead offers them enough homework to keep them engaged and make them work for it which then inherently raises the question whether it is worth to suffer for art to this extent or not; unfortunately the definite point it makes isn't something unfamiliar and a bit redundant. On terms of craft, there is a lot to explore in here, and the primary reason would be the tone of the feature which resembles with a fine theatrical poetic act. Julian Rosefeldt; the writer-director, fails to match its witty script with execution and even with its editing that could have been a lot better. On terms of performance, it is all left to Cate Blanchett who is a revelation in here as she is her A game and doing some of her best work. The technical aspects like make-up design is plausible but the background score and costume design could have been a lot better. Manifesto is a pretentious thought-provoking policy that may have its heart in the right place but could have been supervised better.

  • Jan 31, 2018

    This film has some simply incredible momenty. Even if it is too long for a film, Cate is wonderful, and the manifests are transported into some amazing contexts. Worth a watch, or three...

    This film has some simply incredible momenty. Even if it is too long for a film, Cate is wonderful, and the manifests are transported into some amazing contexts. Worth a watch, or three...

  • Dec 31, 2017

    A vapid, substanceless mess that stands on the shoulders of Cate Blanchett and the cinematographer. Grade: C-

    A vapid, substanceless mess that stands on the shoulders of Cate Blanchett and the cinematographer. Grade: C-

  • Dec 15, 2017

    Watched 45 minutes . Enough for me .. Stars for blanchett and some nice visuals . Just not interested . Movie network

    Watched 45 minutes . Enough for me .. Stars for blanchett and some nice visuals . Just not interested . Movie network

  • Carlos M Super Reviewer
    Dec 05, 2017

    Despite the striking visuals and Cate Blanchett's impressive surrender playing 13 different characters, what we see here must work a lot better as separated gallery pieces instead of put together, since the result is chaotic, confusing, self-indulgent and gets tiring real fast.

    Despite the striking visuals and Cate Blanchett's impressive surrender playing 13 different characters, what we see here must work a lot better as separated gallery pieces instead of put together, since the result is chaotic, confusing, self-indulgent and gets tiring real fast.

  • Dec 03, 2017

    The most boring movie ever.

    The most boring movie ever.

  • Nov 12, 2017

    Refreshing, funny and surreal, this is a must-watch for artists.

    Refreshing, funny and surreal, this is a must-watch for artists.