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Songs From the Second Floor Reviews

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April 16, 2003
If this is cinema, I pledge allegiance to Cagney and Lacey.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 26, 2004
The heavy symbolism overwhelms the storytelling.
| Original Score: B-
July 3, 2002
It's almost as if it's an elaborate dare more than a full-blooded film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 27, 2002
This is cruel, misanthropic stuff with only weak claims to surrealism and black comedy.
November 1, 2002
You may not enjoy it but you will not forget it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 14, 2004
The Second Coming on a trash heap.
October 16, 2001
A deliciously nonsensical comedy about a city coming apart at its seams.
July 10, 2002
This is wild surreal stuff, but brilliant and the camera just kind of sits there and lets you look at this and its like you're going from one room to the next and none of them have any relation to the other.
March 24, 2011
the everyday apocalypse envisaged in Songs From The Second Floor is a wonder to behold, an idiosyncratic humanist allegory without parallel in cinema - unless, of course, you include Andersson's equally astonishing follow-up You, The Living (2007)
July 3, 2002
A valuable and rare movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 6, 2002
There's really only one good idea in this movie, but the director runs with it and presents it with an unforgettable visual panache.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 20, 2002
A macabre and very stylized Swedish fillm about a modern city where all the religious and civic virtues that hold society in place are in tatters.
March 30, 2004
A strangely amusing film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 2, 2002
Easier to respect than enthuse over, Andersson's rigorous personal vision is not only distanced but distancing.
July 2, 2002
A heartbreakingly thoughtful minor classic, the work of a genuine and singular artist.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2002
Strange, funny, twisted, brilliant and macabre.
October 4, 2002
Depressive, slow, darkly funny, unyielding in its formal rigor, and unsettlingly beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 31, 2002
A brilliant, absurd collection of vignettes that, in their own idiosyncratic way, sum up the strange horror of life in the new millennium.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 15, 2012
like Bergman approaching Swedish fatalism using Gary Larson's Far Side humor in a script acted by the Monty Python troop
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 15, 2005
Read More | Original Score: A
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