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I will revert my opinion about the movie to my native language: qué película tan pendeja!
Perhaps the most beautiful movie ever put on the screen. The average moviegoer could never appreciate this masterpiece.
This is a great Western. Not only that, this is a major achievement in the history of cinema. Finding this movie boring equals to not having a sense of art.
Classic Mexican comedy! The slapstick and the wordplay along with the slight political views make it a joyful movie to watch. The judgement scene is simply hilarious.
As a musical is fantastic! As a film it does not have too much to offer. At times overacted, its approach seemed more suitable for Broadway than for the screen.
Western average audiences could never undertand the greatness of this film. Visually stunning and told in a very unique Japanese way with good performances from the actors (we can't expect them to overact the way Western actors do, their culture is totally different). Its charm is that, despite being a classic tale, it is told with authenticity. It might turn long and dull, but most of the time Ozu's charming direction is delightful.
Even if sometimes the troubling sequences that are part of this nightmare seem very complex, the charm of this creepy work delights us with the darkness of the visual artistry and also with silence being noisier than dialogue.
A masterful achievement in cinematic storytelling. Visually stunning and gripping. This is maybe the definitive Kurosawa's masterpiece reflecting the Japanese feeling during the post-WWII thanks to the game played between perception and reality.
Despite the useless J-Pop songs being part of the score and not adding too much to the movie, the story grows with grace and intensity (sometimes a little bit sloppy) thanks to the wit that defines the screenplay and to the animation wich is visually magnificent. The greatest achievement about the animation it's the power it has to bring emotions to the audience.
An amazing debut for Iñarritu's career. I watched it for the first time when I was a child and it had a huge impact on me. The storytelling and the performances are simply mesmerizing. One of Mexican masterpieces. I think that Iñarritu's later work never reached a ground this high.
The sumptuous production can't save this epic from sinking deep into
ridiculousness. Even if Charlton Heston is charming, the whole cast seem to be overacting their lines full of cheesy dialogue. This epic stands thanks to the big proportions of its production, not to its quality as a good film. Over the years, we have been able to realize that DeMille was not a good filmmaker. He was simply a loyal contract director wearing old-fashioned boots.
The greatest Mexican movie ever made. Even for today's audiences, it is gruesome and depressing. Nevertheless, it is a faithful portrait of a reality still existing today. But the whole movie is not as impressionistic as we might think, thanks to Buñuel's wonderful dream sequence. Pure surrealism and realism put together in the most effective, yet cruel way, in order to give us art.
A great American classic! It is so gripping and masterfully directed that it will go on for ages.
A movie with strenght and a beaufitul cinematography. Characters are wonderfully depicted, and even if the ending might be a flaw, the rest of the film is entertaining and colorful.
Modern audiences find hard to understand this film, mainly because they are used to see things on the surface. "The Searchers" is not a movie that should be seen on the surface: both white people and Indians are shown as cruel, sometimes mindless and sauvage. This movie is about the virtues and defaults of people. Not about white people killing and destroying "wild" Indians. "The Searchers" is actually tragic poetry and, needless to say, a landmark in movie history. A dark view of American "civilization". Indians are sauvage because they have been thrown out of their land. White people fight for what they think it belongs to them thus being also sauvage and violent. Themes about Indians' xenophobic nature are poorly understood by today's audiences (as a Mexican studying those subjects in a country more indigenous than the United States, I must say that I am aware of that). I agree that these subjects as treated in the movie might seem quite disturbing at times, but those were other days, and Ford's masterpiece should be acknowledged for its contributions to the characters' development in film, the breathtaking landscapes and the effective storytelling. Instead of being judged by modern audiences' sensibility and close-minded attitudes. At the end, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) finds the humanity he lacked of. That is why I do not buy those Millenial reactions and points of view. The movie is a milestone!
It has moments of tension, but it is so overworked that some points in the story are dreadfully useless. There is no wonder that Scorsese's source of inspiration were the 1940's and 1950's film-noir as well as Hitchcock, but he is not an effective storyteller in this case. One of the most irrelevant Scorsese's films to this day.
The movie holds up thanks to Phoenix's performance of a disturbed criminal. Even if it [the movie] might seem shocking at times, it is not as good as thought. The violence is so needless, but this aspect about the film is due to the creator's effort to bring depth to a comics story.
Even if the story is cleaverly adapted to the screen. This costume drama does not offer more than a beautiful production design, a star-spangled cast and feminist overtones that match today's society. It is worth a look.
A very Hitchcockian film with a powerful social speech. Everything in it (the cast, the music, the editing) feeds the outgrowing tension designed to thrill audiences. The movie is so well-crafted that every second is relevant.
Simply amazing, a real masterpiece in modern filmmaking. Both the narrative and the aesthetics merge harmoniously in order to give us a story about a passionate, yet destructive romance. A fascinating description about love that we do not see on the screen very often. Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski is undoubtely one of the finest of modern cinema.