Performance Reviews

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February 11, 2007
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll, Performance has it all.
April 1, 2006
A memorable film that is still regarded as a psychedelic classic.
February 9, 2006
Roeg's debut as a director is a virtuoso juggling act which manipulates its visual and verbal imagery so cunningly that the borderline between reality and fantasy is gradually eliminated.
October 23, 2004
It isn't altogether successful, largely because it tries too hard and doesn't pace itself to let its effects sink in.
May 11, 2004
Mick Jagger? In a Brit gangster classic? Believe it. And believe that Performance is much, much more.
September 27, 2003
August 22, 2003
August 14, 2003
Strange, almost hallucinatory film.
May 24, 2003
A dazzling, ideas-rich, extraordinarily inventive full-stop to the 1960s.
September 26, 2002
This is a film that foregrounds issues of identity, subjectivity and personality, its extraordinarily angular structure providing multiple, crystalline points of entry, exit, engagement and distanciation.
July 30, 2002
March 21, 2002
Clearly stands as one of the giant steps in freeing English-language film from the restrictions of Hollywood's standard narrative demands.
September 7, 2001
Very much a product of the late '60s and early '70s.
January 1, 2000
Strange, confusing, and psychedelic, all are apt descriptions for this easy to follow story but most difficult film to keep track of.
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