• SilentDawn

    ★★★★★ Watched by SilentDawn 19 Aug, 2014

    Don't you love it when a film completely brings its respective story into full focus? Don't Look Now, for much of its run-time, was meandering and boring at points. I found it hard to stay invested into the story, but there was always a new development to make sure I didn't turn it off. And then, the final 10 minutes happened....

    I don't think I've had an opinion of a film change so fast. Truly, as Don't Look Now had…

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  • Cody Hoskins

    ★★★★½ Added by Cody Hoskins

    It's a rare treat in the thriller genre to rely on a foreboding tone of dread and despair without giving too much away that would ruin the twists that come along. Nicholas Roeg was one of those imaginative cinematographers from the era of the 60s and 70s who broke the conventions of a genre to spin a tale that would play with the mind of the viewer through its artistic images and non-linear approach to story structure. Don't Look Now…

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  • Joe

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Joe 15 Aug, 2014

    An extremely effective atmospheric film about the hardships of grief and the wounds that'll never heal. The idea of a fluid time stream where all events in the film are happening simultaneously enhances this in a confusing but satisfying manner. If you want a lesson on how to edit to enhance your ideas "Don't Look Now" is your champion.

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  • Simon Jay

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Simon Jay 14 Aug, 2014

    What actually qualifies as a 'masterpiece'? Is it because everyone else says it is? When I first saw D.L.N as an adolescent, I didn't rate it that highly - I found it sprawling, confusing and strange. Now as an adult and perhaps more able to understand the themes of grief, love and fear more fully, the film has a unique way of accumulating unease and freaky weirdness...

    ...Julie Christie (oh wow, just wow, wow, wow, wow) and Donald Sutherland (wow…

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  • The Ron

    ★★½ Watched by The Ron 14 Aug, 2014 8

    Don't Look Now, based on a story by Daphne du Maurier, whose works inspired Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca and The Birds is a suspense film I found surprisingly lacking in suspense. When it comes to the suspense genre I think you really have to feel the suspense for the film to work and I didn't feel much of anything with this one. The opening scenes were pretty effective, but the rest of the film was just a slow build up to…

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  • sailordanae

    ★★★★ Watched by sailordanae 09 Aug, 2014

    This is a film of atmosphere. There is a palpable tension throughout, a certainty that something lurks just beyond the visible. It's a film that starts of slow, and builds up to the final climax. It's also a film that will keep you wondering what exactly is happening, especially when everything is seems foreboding, every character potentially sinister, every dark corner hiding something.

    Christie and Sutherland are fine in their roles, but this is very much Nicholas Roeg's film. He…

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  • Pinker

    ★★★½ Watched by Pinker 09 Aug, 2014

    Quizás se hace un poco larga, pero incluye una de las escenas de sexo más chulas que he visto en mucho tiempo, un ambiente de mal rollo que va creciendo poco a poco y un final que no defrauda.

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  • teorema

    ★★★★ Watched by teorema 03 Aug, 2014

    I love the expressionism of Roeg applied to a horror-thriller screenplay.

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  • Brendan Hanson

    ★★ Watched by Brendan Hanson 27 Jul, 2014

    Overall, i felt that this movie danced around a lot of ideas without converging on a single one. Was it horror? Drama? Suspense/Thriller? I just couldn't tell because it tried to be all of those at once, but failed.

    Maybe i have to watch it again. But whatever.

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  • Christian Dzubiel

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Christian Dzubiel 25 Jul, 2014

    Die legendäre Bettszene, virtuos gestaltet mit entfesselter Kamera und nicht-linearer Montage, ist alleine schon das Anschauen wert. Der dritte Akt mit einem einsamen, dem Tode geweihten Donald Sutherland, der durch ein abweisendes und dunkles Venedig irrt, ist ebenfalls beeindruckend.
    Das Portrait eines Paares, das den Unfalltod ihrer Tochter verkraften muss ist letztlich weitaus überzeugender, als der etwas aufgesetzte und symbolisch überladene Horror.

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  • Joseph Brown

    ★★★½ Watched by Joseph Brown 24 Jul, 2014

    A horror movie with such finesse that you can't even recognize the genre until it sneaks up on you and pounces.

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  • Souvik Ghosh

    ★★★★½ Watched by Souvik Ghosh 24 Jul, 2014

    If Walkabout was brilliant, this is a notch above - the second movie that I have watched by this director does not fail to engage and enthrall and take you into a trip through the amazing Venice. In fact this film would be much lesser if the alleys of Venice were not an omnipresent force across the duration of this masterpiece. The film opens with a terrible incident and ends with an unforgettable one, but what Roeg does in between…

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