• Thomas Wishloff

    Watched by Thomas Wishloff 24 Jan, 2015

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

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  • Gabriel Martz

    ★★★★★ Watched by Gabriel Martz 19 Jan, 2015

    I won't even pretend to be a film critic, or that I am even remotely capable to articulate a good review of this film, but what I can tell is that you can see from a mile away that someone poured his heart and soul into making this film. Every shot, every scene, every frame, every grin seems so meticulously planned that you can't help but immerse yourself in the world this characters live in, and what they are trying…

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  • Matt G

    ★½ Watched by Matt G 18 Jan, 2015

    The most popular and most highly rated film of 1979 that I had not seen.

    First Tarkovsky film and It's way over my head. A lot a rambling, pseudo-phlisopical discussion interspersed with walking. Walking while avoiding traps that seem to be imaginary. Walking and talking for about 3 hours.

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  • Peter Berglund

    ★★★★½ Watched by Peter Berglund 06 Jan, 2015

    Always bring bandage bolts when outside.

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  • Christopher Fujino

    ★★★★½ Watched by Christopher Fujino 16 Jan, 2015 19

    The film needs to be slower and duller at the start so that the viewers who walked into the wrong theatre have time to leave before the main action starts.

     - Tarkovsky to the State Committee of the USSR on Cinematography

    This sounds like one of those apocryphal quotes, but if Tarkovsky did, indeed, say this, he wasn't joking, as I'm sure many did walk out of the beginning of this film. It takes Stalker half an hour before anything…

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  • Colin

    ★★★★½ Watched by Colin 14 Jan, 2015

    For most of this I couldn’t stop thinking about how my favorite video game, Half-Life 2, rips off its whole look from this movie. There is one shot where Tarkovsky’s visual language meant something to me - a character wandering over miniature sand dunes. The rest, though, just felt like mood. I know from Ivan’s Childhood that Tarkovsky knows how to stage drama conventionally but on purpose he always directed his later movies such that I can barely understand which…

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  • Shaun Munro

    ★★★½ Watched by Shaun Munro 16 Jan, 2015

    Stalker is the sort of film I have a lot of admiration for even though I'll probably never sit through it again.

    This is the first Tarkovsky film I've seen, and it pretty much lived up to what I expected; visually lush, dripping in philosophy and existential overtones.

    At 160-ish minutes in length, it's certainly a challenging sit for even the most patient viewer, and the super-long, drawn-out takes which are probably the most obnoxious "art-house" cliche are here in…

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  • ScarpiaGS

    ★★★★ Watched by ScarpiaGS 13 Jan, 2015

    Weimar (Con D.S.)
    -Tuve la fortuna de verla en el cine... desafortunadamente doblada al alemán... ¡Cuesta erradicar esa costumbre! Una pena...
    -Ufff, hueso muy duro de roer. El film es agotador, largo, lento. Pero no podía ser de otra forma tampoco. Los temas que propone no son temas que uno pueda pensar en dos segundos. La lentitud del film lo obliga, lo fuerza a uno -si acepta las condiciones- a hacer junto con los protagonistas ese viaje interior que ellos…

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  • TajLV

    ★★★½ Watched by TajLV 10 Jan, 2015

    Aleksandr Kaydanovsky is a Stalker, a man who illegally leads paying customers into a forbidden area called "The Zone," where a mysterious "Room" supposedly allows their deepest desires to be realized. This Room is allegedly a gift left by super-advanced alien visitors, or perhaps an anomaly caused by a meteor. Nobody is quite sure. But government authorities fear its power, and the location seems to be protected by a variety of death traps, so the military have cordoned off The…

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  • stephenjmo

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by stephenjmo 26 Oct, 2014

    tis movie is damp

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  • Pablo Mateu

    ★★½ Watched by Pablo Mateu 08 Jan, 2015

    Demasiado compleja para mi, creo. No he visto el arte que muchos profesan

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  • Jacob C-S

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jacob C-S 08 Jan, 2015

    My first Tarkovsky film and well, once the credits rolled I was left stunned and speechless.
    A hauntingly beautiful experience - yes an experience, as the great films are unforgettable experiences.
    A curious sci-fi which explores beliefs and desires, hope, happiness, religion, science and the rationality of the human mind in almost three beguiling hours of stunning shots and thoughtful dialogue.
    It's a film that will take multiple viewings to fully grasp and I'm already looking forward to those.

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