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A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
"Chaos is order yet undeciphered."
Well, that was a mind fuck if there ever was one. I don't think I can remember having left a theater so confused before. I turned to the man next to me, who I noticed had also gone to see the same film, and noticed that he was shaking his head. "What did you think of it?," I asked him. "Not good... not good at all." And I totally understood where he was coming from, because who could have been prepared for a film (or an ending, for that matter) like that?
Yet I was not on the same page; I loved Enemy. I LOVED it. Maybe it has to do with my appreciation for…
It's difficult to articulate the skin-crawling, bone-chilling and spine-tingling aura of Denis Villeneuve's Enemy. In the full 90 minutes, we cross and recross the emotional spectrum all the while mesmerised by the films surreal tone and eeriness. Mystifying to all upon first inspection, the film was never intended for lethargic audiences. It was intended for the analytical and inquisitive who constantly and passionately congregate the clues in an attempt to solve the bamboozling riddle. I, myself, may not have unlocked all of Enemy's secrets, but I knew I was in the company of a masterpiece. An innovative, spellbinding, and horrifying masterpiece.
If you look at Enemy from one perspective, you may perceive a gripping thriller delineating two people who physically…
Beautifully shot and exceptionally acted, Enemy is a nightmare of a film for both its protagonists and its audience. Before I start to theorize like a moron, I have to say a few things without spoilers. Enemy showcases just how good an actor Gyllenhaal can be. The subtleties in his performance are extraordinary. In mostly wordless scenes he still manages to give each version of his characters an identity. Melanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon are both stunning as well, with Gadon blowing me away completely in many a scene where her expressions are worth a thousand words. Vileneuve has shot everything in a sickly, nicotine stained palette, instilling his film with a disturbing atmosphere from the get go.
Just last September, Denis Villeneuve's english language debut Prisoners was released to theatres. So naturally, it was a surprise to me that he would come back so quick with another film. And, while I believe Prisoners to be a quality film, and one of the better ones of 2013, it was a rather conventional film. It followed the conventions of an ordinary thriller, but was propelled due to its magnificent ensemble cast, and beautiful cinematography. With this, the story, while following a linear structure, was haunting too.
Yet, when I saw Enemy, I was stunned. This is a different film, unlike any that I've seen before. While Villeneuve…
Another incredible effort from Denis Villeneuve! Enemy is a very unique, intriguing and puzzling journey, having a brilliant performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. I was captivated by the story and the way it takes unexpected turns as it progresses. I just love when a movie is packed with interesting symbolisms and ambiguous characters. Once you realize the truth behind the two identical individuals, you understand it’s a story that explores mainly the reluctance to commitment. Jake Gyllenhaal shows great intensity in playing two very different characters, being quite memorable here. Villeneuve is quickly becoming of my favorite working directors nowadays and I can hardly wait to see what he’ll come up with next.
The quote from José Saramago's novel The Double, from which Enemy, is based reads, "Chaos is order yet undeciphered". My first thought was to keep it in the back of my mind for later, so naturally forgetful I wrote it down. With the reaction to Denis Villeneuve's Enemy as strong as it has been I was expecting either the next Inception (or, "hey, that was really great, but what's all the complexity fuss?") or a true mind-boggling puzzle. The key to finding out what it is, however, is right in that quote.
Enemy is that chaos demanding to be deciphered. It's a puzzle that only half arranges itself, waiting for its viewers to do the rest of the work in…
I loved this movie. Full star just for the ending.
Jake is on a roll.
An eerie, mysterious, enigmatic thriller. Smart, well acted and in full sepia.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
My last review of this film was pretty surface level. I wont talk about that stuff here, i have already done so. Instead i will just say that this could be a modern day masterpiece. The use of symbolism and theme in this is insane, i can't get over how someone made this in to a movie, everything is selected so specifically from even the smallest of things. Look at the poster, this movie is telling you up front what it's about yet it's so hard to realize. It hides it's intentions in plain sight. Enemy is both straight forward and confusing as fuck and for me to talk about the ending and what it all means would just be…
"Chaos is order yet undeciphered." I can't think of a better line to describe this mind fuck.
Very interesting and Jake gyllenhaal's acting is mind blowing. However i didn't understand the ending, the metaphors and the first scenes so I'm kinda upset now
The visuals and Gyllenhaal's acting were enough to win me over, but the fact that I spent the next two days trying to figure out what the hell happened probably made this one of my favorite films I've seen this year
I believe this movie has something great in it. But I just couldn't quite grasp it. This movie still keeps me seeking the hidden meaning until now. What's with the giant spider in the end of the movie? Is it symbolic? And the sex show in the beginning of the movie with a smaller spider, what are the women doing with that? I couldn't see them clearly. Why don't you give me a better angle? I swear I'll be open minded about it.
And knowing this movie is an adaptation of Nobel prize winning novel and has psychological thriller element in it makes me think even harder. I know it is a great movie. I checked some reviews and they talked about political element shown here. Okay, I guess so. But I need more. Maybe I just need to buy the book for a better understanding. I won't let this mystery pass.
Apesar do excelente ator Jake Gyllenhaal, não consegui entender a mensagem do filme. Achei bem monótono, roteiro pobre e final desconexo. O Duplo, que tem um tema parecido, ganha de lavada!
In Enemy, Denis Villeneuve pitches everything at the same level of paranoia, with the result that there's equal danger in simple, mundane interactions as there is in coming face to face with your exact double. As with the ugly yellow tint that dominates nearly every frame, this precise, unwavering single tone is sometimes effective but sometimes flat. Like the symbolic presence of spiders, a lot of it seems to be without a specific purpose beyond being completely blank, a Rorschach test that lets you read in whatever meaning you like (the female Black Widow that consumes its mate; the city as a web and the characters as trapped flies; the cracked car window which is... also a spider's web?). There's…
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