• BeetleEye66

    Watched by BeetleEye66 01 Apr, 2015

    Amateur is quite a bad film. But I don't think Hal Hartley's strange mirror of reality should hinder his ability to have people listen to what he has to say. Before I compared him to someone with a speech impediment but I'm not sure if that was an offensive comparison or not...

    A few months ago, Little White Lies did a 1994 version of their magazine, and included Amateur in the movies they reviewed. In their review, they made the…

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  • ander

    ★★★½ Watched by ander 27 Mar, 2015

    Child porn and Matador Records*, economics and defamatory journalism, celibate nymphomaniacs and repentant (but for what?) amnesiacs: these are some of the things you'll find in Amateur. While, like the rest of Hartley's 90s, pre-digital work, the images are all about clarity and precise choreography**, that list should clue you in on the impenetrability of the story he tells with this picture. A man bleeds out on cobblestones, beautiful woman Sophia kicks him and believes him dead, but he wakes…

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  • Brad Lewis

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Brad Lewis 23 Mar, 2015

    All time top ten

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  • punkduck

    Watched by punkduck 16 Jun, 1995

    Fashion Village 8, Orlando, Florida

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  • Arthur Tuoto

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Arthur Tuoto 12 Feb, 2015

    Poucos diretores conseguem tratar a trama como um mero subtexto como Hartley faz e ainda tirar tanta coisa de elementos tão simples e diretos. Incrível como ele renova o espaço cênico a cada sequência e evoca uma força muito independente para cada momento do filme.

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  • Tyler

    ★★★★ Watched by Tyler 04 Jan, 2015

    Martin Donovan in Hal Hartley movies is my spirit animal.

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  • Ed Cresdee

    ★★★★ Watched by Ed Cresdee 26 Dec, 2014 2

    My first encounter with Hal Hartley, and what a place to start. A pleasure to watch, and the occasional Pavement or My Bloody Valentine track don't do any harm either.

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  • Audrey Karloff

    ★★★★ Watched by Audrey Karloff 20 Dec, 2014

    Man, Hal Hartley just gets me. He knows how to make exactly the sort of film I want to see...I go in knowing I'm gonna love it, whatever it is.

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  • Ian Smith

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Ian Smith 17 Nov, 2014

    Watched this for the first time 20 years ago and loved it just as much this time around - Hal Hartleys finest work and that's saying something!

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  • Shayne Bowden

    ★★★ Watched by Shayne Bowden 07 Sep, 2014

    I enjoy Hartley's early films but it takes a gap of 20 years or so from the first viewing to appreciate them. I noticed that Hartley's characters act as vessels or dispensers for dialogue. It flows from them in a minimal way that doesn't necessitate physical over exaggeration...... Maybe like Pinter or Mamet's early films.

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  • Brent Paton

    ★★★ Added by Brent Paton

    My favorite Hal Hartley film. Humorous and offbeat. Nice photography by Michael Spiller. Elina Löwensohn looks amazing.

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  • bulletproofQpid

    ★★★★ Watched by bulletproofQpid 31 Jul, 2014 2

    Nobody does that hypnotically sexy kind of weird quite like Isabelle Huppert.

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