Sunset (Napszállta) Reviews

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October 11, 2019
While Sunset may not be as viscerally difficult as Son of Saul, Nemes's evocation of 1913 Budapest is still beset by an overwhelming sense of violence and dread, with its dark, phantasmagoric images suggesting a civilization on the brink of conflagration.
May 31, 2019
The events depicted will enthral those eager to fathom the narrative's multifarious mysteries, while driving others to baffled distraction.
May 31, 2019
A thing to be admired and puzzled over, featuring fantastic feats of millinery. Magic and hats, anyone?
May 30, 2019
Full of dark portents of the continental carnage to come, Sunset is Kafkaesque, melodramatic, enthralling.
May 30, 2019
The cumulative effect is mesmerising, as vivid as a nightmarish dream that's too slippery to fully comprehend but too haunting to forget.
May 30, 2019
Maybe doesn't amount to much, but it's compelling as all hell, and Juli Jakab is a major find.
May 29, 2019
I won't be deterred from believing that Nemes is a genius of some kind.
May 28, 2019
The style may be disorientating at times, preventing certain characters from making an impact but, for the most part, it's fascinating, thrilling, intoxicating.
May 20, 2019
If you were to tell me Sunset was set in a "Westworld" type amusement park, I wouldn't have batted an eye. Írisz becomes innocence itself trapped in a world at war.
May 18, 2019
Feels like a Merchant-Ivory production slowly dissolving before our eyes, the warm cinematography eventually fading into washed out grays and muted colors.
May 12, 2019
Lázló Nemes's mastery of making a particular story a global recount is evident in Sunset. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 2, 2019
"Sunset" takes Jakub's Írisz on a dangerous ride, and the audience hangs on for the thrills.
May 1, 2019
[Irisz Leiter's] hypnotic, dream-like movement can cast a spell, as it did for me, though abandoning hope of any narrative drive or logic is required.
April 26, 2019
"Sunset" is the cinematic equivalent of that tough history class that required attention and extra study time, but looking back, one comes to appreciate later in life. It makes up in sheer chutzpah what it lacks in storytelling clarity.
April 26, 2019
... deliberately opaque and relies heavily on atmosphere, keeping the viewer in a state of befuddlement similar to that experienced by Irisz herself.
April 21, 2019
This is an immersive drama that held me spellbound for all 142-minutes of is sprawling, singularly focused narrative...
April 12, 2019
The mystery sputters in the second half, but it's still intriguing and stylish enough to resonate.
April 11, 2019
László Nemes' follow-up to his acclaimed debut, Son of Saul, is the best film of the year so far. It may very well end up staying that way.
April 4, 2019
...the filmmaker has captured the uncertainty of radical history with compelling artistic control.
April 4, 2019
Oblique, often beguiling, and portentously cryptic, the film offers no satisfying solution.
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