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A disturbing movie with new talents to watch ...
... I've come to appreciate the comic side of it.
Quirkiness alone can't substitute for a compelling story line, interesting themes or real characters.
A movie that doesn't always work but certainly earns high marks for weirdness.
For too much of the film's running time, quirkiness stands in for genuine wit, and the screenplay is most notable for its derivativeness.
A thriller that shamelessly rummages through other movies in search of shocks.
Has its own peculiar sensibility, a sort of magical grotesqueness. . . . It's too bad that Woodley doesn't push his themes and ideas further, blurring reality and dream more profoundly.
Part comedy, part horror and part stream-of-consciousness, the low-budget film betrays influences ranging from retro-maven Guy Maddin to Woodley's own uncle David Cronenberg, all held together by Woodley's own unique spark.
What about those fundamentals of engagement that keep filmgoers in their seats?
Reeks of film-school, 'Donnie Darko'-inspired weirdness. It's the sort of movie that would be pretentious if it were smart enough to figure out how.
Smacks of upscale student work with a command of atmospherics but a script mixed in a blender of concept doodles.
As weird and off-putting as portions of the film are, the most serious problem is Pitt's performance.
I absolutely loved this! I had been wanting to see it for ages, and it did not disappoint me at all. A very original movie, reminded me very slightly of Donnie Darko, but better, I think (and i really liked Donnie Darko, so that's saying a lot!). Michael Pitt is fantastic in this, I cannot imagine anyone else pulling off this role. I can see myself watching this one many times over! Highly recommended!
This is a brave little indie film that ultimately falls short as a result of somewhat cloudy directorial vision. I like the story a lot, and Michael Pitt's performance is fantastically original, but it's a little too weird for its own good. Compelling in a weird way, but definitely not the gem I was expecting.
Creepy scenes, especially when Pitt's wearing that hideous mask Method acting is ok in this movie, especially in the 'horrified' scene.
I really liked the blend of fantasy and reality in this movie, but it didn't give you enough to let you keep track of both. I really liked the peripheral characters though, especially Chep's boss and Detective Barbara.
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