September 16, 2005
Primer isn't for everyone, but for those who enjoy a complex, tricky plot, it marks the debut of an exciting new talent.
August 30, 2005
Shane Carruth's Primer is a science fiction movie like no other, pushing its experimental tendencies as far as they can go without betraying the genre
August 20, 2005
One of the most original and intriguing film debuts of the last few years.
August 19, 2005
Not recommended for entry-level time-travel theorists, but experienced 'chrononauts' will meet themselves scratching their heads in amused puzzlement as they emerge from an earlier screening.
August 9, 2005
One of the most wilfully obscure sci-fi movies ever made, Primer will either blow your mind or drive you out of it.
June 28, 2005
If he could've made some sense of it in the end, Carruth'd have a masterpiece on his hands.
June 20, 2005
Even at a short 77 minutes, Primer is bloated, draggy, cumbersome, confusing, and almost entirely unengaging
May 25, 2005
Primer est un film difficile à détester, mais encore plus difficile à pleinement apprécier.
May 24, 2005
One of the best science fiction films I have seen, and certainly as one of the genre's best in recent years.
May 21, 2005
Only after watching this film did I realize the even more amazing story.
January 28, 2005
While Primer was not widely distributed and never found an audience, it is among the best speculative films of last year.
January 9, 2005
You can choose to be fascinated (like I was), or just give up all together. Either way, you gotta admit, these guys have guts.
December 31, 2004
If you've seen Memento, you've some idea of the ingenuity on display here. For $7,000 dollars, could you make a better big screen film?
December 16, 2004
To enjoy the film you have to be willing to let your brain work overtime during every second of its 77-minute run, and even then you'll miss things.
December 10, 2004
Packs more ideas than a hundred big-budget studio films made for a thousand times more money.