• James Utley

    ★★★★½ Added by James Utley

    The first Andrei Tarkovsky film I've seen, and I'm not exactly excited to watch more yet I am compelled to. Stalker is about a guide who leads two men through a strange area known as The Zone to find a room which grants wishes.
    I absolutely loved the first hour of the film, yet the final half (particularly the last 15 minutes) seemed to drag on. I was rather bored, yet the film is visually stunning, and so there was…

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  • Rick Powell

    ★★★★★ Watched by Rick Powell 12 Jul, 2014

    I wanted to re-watch Stalker before I re-watched Under the Skin, not because I think they have anything in common, other than being art-films with paraliterary sources, but I needed to remind myself what a great sci-fi adaptation looked and felt like. (I also watched the beautiful b&w Ikarie XB-1 and Mario Bava's lurid Planet of the Vampires) It seemed far too easy to be impressed by Jonathan Glazer's fascinating, seductive mise-en-scène and bursts of formal experimentation while ignoring that…

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  • Joe Faneite

    ★★★★★ Watched by Joe Faneite 20 Jul, 2014

    Mind blowing!! Demasiado perfecta en todos los sentidos!

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  • ScreeningNotes

    ★★★★★ Watched by ScreeningNotes 16 Jul, 2014 20

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

    Stalker is incredibly complex and fairly impenetrable on first watch, so as a result this will be a combination of surface level analysis and dubious conjecture. Needless to say, this is exactly my brand of science fiction: it's heady, it's beautiful, it's unique. It's a film I don't expect I'll fully grasp without reading external analysis, and even then it's so open for interpretation that I hope to never have…

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  • Bob Hovey

    ★★★★★ Watched by Bob Hovey 15 Jul, 2014

    Tarkovsky's Solaris is one of the great sci-fi films of all time, but in some ways Stalker surpasses it. Not that it's an easy film... even more languid and minimal than Solaris, Stalker's impact derives more from what's going in in your head than what's onscreen and as such it demands some effort on the viewer's part. On the surface it appears to be a brutally depressing retelling of The Wizard of Oz, right down to the monochromatic introduction and…

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  • Popkorn

    ★★★★ Watched by Popkorn 13 Jul, 2014

    This is my third Tarkovsky movie in three days. I was only introduced to his films in the past week. After the ridiculously good Andrei Rublev, I have to say I was a little underwhelmed by this. It's less visually ecstatic than Mirror and less immersive than the aforementioned Andrei Rublev, and it does feel like two and a half hours as a result. Still, it's fantastic, and I'd love to see it again. I'm not any less convinced that Tarkovsky is a great director.

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  • Robert Beck

    ★★★★★ Watched by Robert Beck 12 Jul, 2014

    This film is a religious experience if there ever was one. Tarkovsky is officially the greatest.

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  • BobandLyle

    ★★★★★ Added by BobandLyle

    Bob: 5/5
    Lyle: 5/5
    Kate: 5/5
    Lana: 5/5

    Average Score: 5/5

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  • Christopher Runyon

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Christopher Runyon 06 Jul, 2014

    "Three men can't spoil this place in one day."

    "Why? They can."

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  • Josiah Morgan

    ★★★★★ Watched by Josiah Morgan 06 Jul, 2014

    I... practically refuse to put this movie into words. That's the last movie I'm watching for today. It was so... there.

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  • Arild Sundby

    ★★★★★ Watched by Arild Sundby 03 Jul, 2014

    "A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes."

    Okay... I just need all my feels and senses to settle down. I did not expect this... or did I? Anyway, holt f*ck what an experience. I don't actually know hoe to write a 'good' review on this movie. It's just so sepcial, and out of this world, that I really don't know how to explain it..

    Three guys are on…

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  • Danny Aston

    ★★★★★ Watched by Danny Aston 03 Jul, 2014

    men of science, faith & art searching for something simultaneously unattainable, yet innate in all of us. every frame a painting. tough to write anything substantial after watching, given the sheer artistry with which tarvoksky captures his dilemmas of faith, life and death. it deserves much more time devoted to it in order to comprehend its ideas; the tangled web of fears, fantasies, deep yearning. remarkable.

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