• Andrew

    ★★★ Watched by Andrew 04 Mar, 2015

    Don't Look Now is a middle aged, wealthy, white persons idea of a horror movie.

    A slog of a movie to get through at points, filled with pointless excessive scenes and additional characters and shots. Why is the hotel's concierge constantly held at the end of a scene while he speaks in Italian? Why do we watch Donald Sutherland argue with Julie Christie about 50 cents, but he ends up giving her the money, and we literally watch him search…

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  • Carl Garcia

    ★★★ Added by Carl Garcia

    It bounced off my ribcage. The only scene to really grab me was in the church with the falling platform, where the camera catches Donald Sutherland's dizzied terror. The rest of it? I can see it all logically: the atmosphere of dread, the decrepit architecture, the warm marriage rebuilding itself.

    And I'm unaffected. The whole approach is cold to me, all outer observance. Sutherland's dangling is a thrilling break because there's all those lovely POV shots, we feel his terror.…

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  • Philip Schmidt

    ★★★ Watched by Philip Schmidt 28 Feb, 2015 2

    I officially don't get Roeg. The jumpy cuts, the heavy symbolism, the menacing and overbearing music, each element of his style grates on me. Everything except his visual flourishes which I do appreciate. Here, it's the powerful image of a damaged photo slide oozing color crosscut against a little girl passing on to another life. Luckily, I had the criterion edition which really pops out the bright colors in an otherwise muddy, muted palette.

    The famous love scene isn't overly…

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  • Colonel_Dax

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Colonel_Dax 27 Feb, 2015

    Less a traditional horror movie than an all encompassing portrait of living in a state of perpetual grief, and how the painful memories that people attempt to push away can never truly be forgotten. Using non-linear editing techniques, Don't Look Now is able to imbue to tragic with the mundane. In the rightly revered sex scene, by cutting between the step by step process of readying themselves in the morning, and the carnal passion of Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland…

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  • Andy F.

    ★★★½ Watched by Andy F. 27 Feb, 2015

    While this was a little over my head it's hard to deny the creepy, insane kaleidoscope of past, present and future that gets mixed in here. I genuinely did not see that ending coming. So many unanswered questions...while it kept me at a distance throughout, its power is still undeniable.

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  • Aaron Hammond

    ★★★★½ Added by Aaron Hammond

    An erotic maelstrom of images and doom, concerned with grief and the repetition of memory. It's so much harder to pull off "nothing feels right in this picture but I don't know WHY" than just in-your-face, visceral impact, and Nicholas Roeg, of course pulls it off, especially in the final 15 minutes; I haven't been that unsettled or agonized during a movie since "The Wages of Fear."

    Ring them bells.

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  • Robert Motherwell

    ★★★½ Added by Robert Motherwell

    Uniquely bizarre horror film from Nicholas Roeg features stellar performances from Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland.
    Story is of a mourning couple who lost a daughter to accidental death who are living in Venice as the man works on restoring a church.
    The wife immediately meets two strange women, one of which claims to be clairvoyant, and says that her daughter is trying to send a warning to her parents from beyond the grave.
    Strange from the get go and…

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  • pstead

    ★★½ Rewatched by pstead 23 Feb, 2015

    Tried this for a second time, because I know I should like it. But I just didn't. Sorry.

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  • Michael Williams

    ★★★½ Watched by Michael Williams 23 Feb, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I can't rate this film because I have no idea what it's really about. But I am gonna tell what I thought. (which I deduced from reading a little of Roger Ebert's review and reading about the original writer Maurier)

    After the death of you know who & they movie to Venice the scars of what happened to there daughter (because they neglected her) comes out, be it in a supernatural way, as is hinted in the film, but I suppose…

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  • James Christopher Lawrence

    ★★★★½ Watched by James Christopher Lawrence 21 Feb, 2015

    The perfect thriller. Italian setting surrounded by supernatural and the occult with tragic consequences. It really doesn't get any better than this. Bravo Criterion

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  • Lyndell Clark

    ★★★★ Watched by Lyndell Clark 20 Feb, 2015 1

    One of those movies I SHOULD have seen before now but for some reason I just never did. Decided to blind buy the Criterion bluray and finally check it out. I really liked it a lot although I dont think it was quite what I was expecting. The ending was as good as I had heard (though I had already heard what it was). A lot of the movie played like kind of an eerie dream which I liked. While I wouldnt put as much praise on it as others do with my first viewing, Id still say I really liked it.

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  • Arman K

    ★★★★★ Watched by Arman K 13 Feb, 2015

    This movie is fucking crazy and I love every second of it.

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