• Sebastian Mendo

    ★★★★½ Added by Sebastian Mendo

    Andrei Tarkovsky is possibly one of the most interesting directors of all time. His style really drags your patience but it also lowers your expectations of what might happen, so that when something happens it's much more impactful (example, what works better, an explosion in a Transformers film or an explosion in a drama? You're not expecting the explosion from the drama, that's why it's more impactful when it happens). Anyways, I certainly had my doubts with him about his…

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  • Dirk Diggler

    ★★★★★ Watched by Dirk Diggler 18 Oct, 2014

    I have seen the face of God and it is Stalker.

    Okay, I don't really know what this was about, but Jesus Christ if it isn't compelling and haunting and beautiful and other adjectives. I think it's #29 on Sight and Sound's greatest movies. Deservedly.

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  • sata11

    ★★★★★ Watched by sata11 18 Oct, 2014

    My conscience wants vegetarianism to win over the world. And my subconscious is yearning for a piece of juicy meat. But what do I want?

    Hablar de Stalker es una tarea que requiere absoluto compromiso, el hecho de poner en palabras la película sería quitarle esa magia, esa atmósfera de sueño en la que nos sumergimos al comenzar el visionado. Pero es una tarea que vale la pena hacer, difícilmente sea lo suficientemente digna, pero vale la pena intentarlo.

    Al…

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  • Kurdt

    ★★★★½ Watched by Kurdt 16 Oct, 2014

    "You dream of one thing, but you get quite another."

    There's no way I could do the brilliance of this film justice with a typical review. Let's just say that watching this was an experience I'll never forget.

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  • Mike Hricik

    ★★★★★ Watched by Mike Hricik 09 Oct, 2014

    Not sure what to say after my first viewing of Stalker, other than — a. I really want to read Geoff Dyer's Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room now; b. Stalkers gonna stalk.

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  • Aleksandar Naćić

    ★★★★★ Watched by Aleksandar Naćić 11 Oct, 2014

    Trebalo je i onu žensku da povedu u ZONU. Kontam da bi bilo zanimljivije, a i zbog razonode.

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  • Lucas Barwenczik

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Lucas Barwenczik 10 Oct, 2014

    Menschen wie Ideen in einer Welt wie eine Parabel. Bedächtiges Vortasten in die menschliche Psyche auf der Suche nach dem Sinn, dem Glück, vielleicht Gott. Da ist ein Schriftsteller, ein Wissenschaftler und der Stalker, der sich später als Priester auf nicht enden wollender Pilgerreise herausstellt.

    Es gibt nichts, das den Bildern von Tarkowski gleichkommt. Ruinen einer von allem Höheren verlassenen Welt, eine düstere, dreckige Textur - weniger Farben als vielmehr die Erinnerung von Farben. Jede Einstellung erzählt viele Geschichten. "Stalker"…

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  • Antonio Dakeyras

    ★★★★ Watched by Antonio Dakeyras 06 Oct, 2014

    "It is so quiet out here, it is the quietest place in the world."

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  • SpiritedAway

    ★★★★★ Added by SpiritedAway

    "Let everything that's been planned come true. Let them believe. And let them have a laugh at their passions. Because what they call passion actually is not some emotional energy, but just the friction between their souls and the outside world. And most important, let them believe in themselves. Let them be helpless like children, because weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing. When a man is just born, he is weak and flexible. When he dies, he…

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  • Louisa

    ★★★★½ Watched by Louisa 01 Oct, 2014

    Absolutely stunning film with interesting ideas, although I do think that some of the philosophical monologues were heavy handed and sometimes verging on the point of ridiculousness.

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  • Jeff Irvine

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jeff Irvine 29 Sep, 2014

    Day 2 of my Tarkovsky initiation and he is already on my shortlist for best directors ever. Stalker is the story of a guide who has to lead two men into an area known as The Zone, a place where the normal laws of physics break down. A mysterious place where a room resides that is supposed to grant the wishes of anyone who enters and is worthy. Stalker is a deeply personal journey into the heart of darkness. It…

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  • Carson Joiner

    ★★★★★ Watched by Carson Joiner 29 Sep, 2014

    "The Zone is a very complicated system of traps, and they're all deadly. I don't know what goes on here in the absence of people, but the moment someone shows up, everything comes into motion. Old traps disappear and new ones emerge."

    After finally watching Stalker last night I feel like an idiot for not seeing it sooner. For some reason it sat in my DVD collection for months. Every time I looked at it on the shelf, I would…

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