Ruben Brandt, Collector Reviews

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March 24, 2021
It is joyfully inventive and utterly strange.
January 31, 2021
You'll want to watch this more than once just to catch all the references. The imagery will seem familiar but like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse this movie takes familiar images and tropes and forms them into something fresh and exciting.
October 28, 2020
... even if its considerable invention lies strictly on the surface, that surface constitutes an impressively ambitious and imaginative leap...
May 29, 2020
A feast for fine art aficionados and movie buffs.
February 1, 2020
The animation is superb and unlike anything seen before.
January 7, 2020
Ruben Brandt, Collector is weird and cool and witty and seductive; I can't remember when an animated feature had this level of visual appeal for me.
September 20, 2019
I wasn't wild about it... I think it tries to be live-action a little too hard in some places.
July 8, 2019
Even if you don't know the names of every painting flashing across the screen you are aware that you are witnessing masterpieces from almost the first frame.
July 3, 2019
Thanks to a lucidly strong story with wildly free animation, Ruben Brandt, Collector is one of the most intoxicating and intelligent of animated films.
May 29, 2019
Krstic has achieved quite a lot, putting on screen a style unlike anything else seen in the year's best animated films. That the storyline in the end distracts from such an impressively drawn film may be a dealbreaker for some...or it may not.
May 10, 2019
This unclassifiable animated jewel gathers cinephile and pictorial winks to tell an accelerated story that connects with the tradition of the cinematographic serial. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 10, 2019
... uses its canvas to create a dreamlike interpretation of the varied artistic eccentricities of its subjects, supplementing a globetrotting storyline that yields a stylish visual backdrop.
May 6, 2019
[MIlorad] Krstić knows his strong points as a narrator and exploits them to the fullest. [Full review in Spanish]
April 26, 2019
There are a lot of characters to keep track of, plenty of plot points to digest and a fair amount of psycho-babble. Eventually, it all becomes too much and interest wanes.
April 7, 2019
The story and plot didn't really do it for me but the animation was pretty cool and it was engaging enough to recommend
March 21, 2019
Ruben Brandt, Collector is an intricately plotted, hyper-stylized piece of eye candy with art - the love of, the need for, the inability to escape from - at its wildly beating heart.
March 18, 2019
It's a post-modern heist film, full of references and short of surprises.
March 15, 2019
There's a tremendous amount of skill here, but how enjoyable it is depends at least partly on how willing you are to suspend your sense of artistic democracy, shall we say.
March 14, 2019
The first half is entertaining, though at times the storyline can feel mushed together. But when the plot really locks in, Ruben Brandt becomes a surprisingly compelling film.
March 14, 2019
Art nerds will get the most out of "Ruben Brandt, Collector," an adults-only animated thriller from Hungary whose visual imagination far outpaces its lackluster plot.
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