• Jack Caulfield

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Jack Caulfield 28 Aug, 2014

    Now that's how you edit a horror film. Uncompromising and terrifying, Don't Look Now is an unquestionable classic because it feels so real. A film with murderous midgets, psychic blind women and creepy priests sneaks up on you for ninety minutes and then montages your soul into a blubbering mess of emotion. It's the truth of this film that makes it so unnerving and it's the reason it will always stay with you.

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  • PatrickRipoll

    ★★★½ Added by PatrickRipoll

    THE labyrinthian horror film, in which our characters get emotionally lost, physically lost, metaphysically lost. Venice is a literal labyrinth, but the plot is a metaphorical one; full of turns and dead ends and mocking the idea of forward movement, of progression. Which makes this a symbolically compelling horror film more than anything else, as I sat waiting for any piece of story, any twist, anyTHING to provide some kind of tangible tension beyond the omnipresent existential dread of mourning.…

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  • Cinemaddict

    ★★★★½ Watched by Cinemaddict 26 Aug, 2014 4

    Don't Look Now is a supernatural horror unlike anything I've seen this year. To really get in depth and talk about it would require a synopsis, and I think I was much better off going into this cold so I will not write one here, and instead just give it an enthusiastic recommendation. Director Nicolas Roeg's use of the labyrinthian streets of Venice creates several unforgettable scenes. There is an atmospheric, palpable dread throughout the movie, enhanced by some inventive…

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  • redcatcher06

    Added by redcatcher06

    Bloated and annoying. Some nice acting I guess and some ok scenery, but ultimately boring.

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  • Mark_Lemmond

    ★★★½ Watched by Mark_Lemmond 24 Aug, 2014

    A film rich in atmosphere that makes great use of shadows and symbols. It also has the ability to make you uncomfortable at times and it's sparse soundtrack is perfect for the setting and subject matter. It's not an easy movie to watch and at times it makes you wonder what the hell you are watching.

    One more thing for a film starring beautiful Julie Christie it spends far too much time on Donald Sutherlands ass!

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  • Chris Underwood

    ★★★★★ Watched by Chris Underwood 20 Aug, 2014

    This has long been a favourite and, for me, is one of those rare things, a perfect film. It doesn't matter when I watch it but it always catches me from the start and has me hooked for the duration. Indeed, I always seem to pick up on some reference or repeat motif that I had previously missed and in this way the film even gets better. It helps that I have always liked the director and both stars, oh…

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  • SilentDawn

    ★★★★★ Watched by SilentDawn 19 Aug, 2014 16

    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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