• Justin Willis

    Watched by Justin Willis 27 Mar, 2015

    It wasn't a mess, it was just boring. As the audience, we are thrown into a world we don't understand with characters we have no reason to care about. The script is good (maybe great) as it has the characters exchange deep philosophical ideas. However, as a movie, its slow and painful. The plot is simple, yet ran for over 2 hours and had me weary at the lack of development and bad visuals. Characters talk about interesting things we…

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  • Ben_Macdonald

    Watched by Ben_Macdonald 24 Feb, 2015

    Like his earlier film Solaris, Stalker is a loose adaptation of a science-fiction novel. The Stalker is a man of faith who leads people through a (both material and spiritual) wasteland and into “The Zone,” where their innermost wishes may be granted. Like some angst-ridden Bodhisattva shepherd, the Stalker himself must have his wishes go unrealized. The two men he guides are the Professor (a physicist searching the truth) and the Writer (an artist seeking inspiration). In broad strokes, the…

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  • R Stewart

    Added by R Stewart

    A near perfect account of suspense and fear of the unknown. A movie which itself might be fall-out from cold war anxiety, I don't know. The long static shots are nearly always interesting and the actors are all good. The idea of sound being a player (or in this case maybe the Zone itself) or actor in a drama is fascinating to me and probably anyone into sonic synthesis or electronic music of any kind and boy does this have…

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  • John Lane

    Rewatched by John Lane 18 Mar, 2015

    As a lover of sophisticated art films, I should like this. So far I haven't been able to sit through any of Tarkovsky's films. I just can't get through this one. I will check back in in a few years and try again. Maybe.

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  • Josiah Morgan

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Josiah Morgan 25 Mar, 2015 3

    genuine power looks like this oh man

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  • moviemanwill

    ★★★★½ Added by moviemanwill

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  • Mandalore

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Mandalore 21 Mar, 2015 1

    Visually arresting, overtly complex yet somehow conveys a coherence I've come to expect from Tarkovsky. From its methodical pan shots of decaying human 'advancements', corrputed (or cleansed?) by nature, to the physical depth of characters placed with a sense of distance- of displacement- yet longing for for something that they themselves can't even describe.

    The film relates to us as a paradoxical journey. The characters search for something that cannot be obtained, and in that search are transformed into something…

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  • Ryan Michaels

    Watched by Ryan Michaels 21 Mar, 2015 1

    don't even ask me right now dude

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  • dEL

    ★★★★★ Watched by dEL 18 Mar, 2015 15

    Part seven:

    The briefest of introductions to clouds:

    A mass of particles of condensed water vapour visible to the naked eye, suspended in the atmosphere of a planet.



    A floating tapestry of silk, our minds can mould these visions into any form we choose. Looking at clouds is the closest we come to fully dreaming whilst conscious. Our mind reverts to its dream state and paints pictures that we accept without question. To look at a cloud is to look…

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  • ayylmao233

    ★★★★★ Watched by ayylmao233 19 Mar, 2015

    Although the final act took me out of the film a bit, I cannot help but give this film the highest rating. It is a surreal, haunting experience that I will never forget.

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  • RealDeadOne

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by RealDeadOne 16 Mar, 2015

    Visually organic, polluted and unforgettable; this without the use of effects via computer although carpal tunnel would have been a good trade off for the lung cancer 3 cast members most likely received from the set location.

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  • Zane Meyer

    ★★★★★ Watched by Zane Meyer 15 Mar, 2015

    "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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