No Such Thing (2002)
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as The Boss
as Dr. Artaud
as Dr. Anna
as Rental Agent
as First Mate
as Ticket Clerk
as Nurse Joan
as Mayor's Wife
as Old Man
Critic Reviews for No Such Thing
I watched the brainless insanity of No Such Thing with mounting disbelief.
No Such Thing may be far from perfect, but those small, odd Hartley touches help you warm to it.
Everything's serious, poetic, earnest and -- sadly -- dull.
By the end of No Such Thing the audience, like Beatrice, has a watchful affection for the monster.
What [Hartley] wants, and gets, is a fablish mood.
Audience Reviews for No Such Thing
Robert Burke is brilliant as the monster as is his makeup; Sarah Polley plays against him very nicely; director/composer Hal Hartley's score is a masterpiece; the rest of the film however is a frustrating mess of worthless subplots and underused castmates all rolled up into a lackluster film with a (anti)climax that most will feel cheated by.
This is a well written story made on a shoe string budget. All the character are well developed and there are some beautiful shots of Iceland. The story is about of an immortal rock like creature who has lived since the world was formed. He watched animals evolve to the current period in time. He lives in isolation to avoid the human race, he had a bad run –in with them several hundred years ago. He meets a naïve and beautiful reporter and she convinces him to come back to society. It all goes wrong through the middle of the movie. Helen Merrin plays her exploitive editor. The Movie start and finishes good , but the middle is a little slowly paced and predictable. The shoe string BBC production value can only be compared to the final days of the 70’s era “Doctor Who” I would only recommend this to hard core sci-fi or movie buffs.
I found the main characters inconsistent. A lot of things in the film seem to be have no point. I just didn't get it.
No Such Thing Quotes
|The Boss:||The nation's already forgotten that the government's on strike. They're not impressed. Has the president shot himself yet?|
|Monster:||I can' t go out there and be expected not to kill anybody.|
|Monster:||I can't go out there and be expected not to kill anybody.|