• Jay Platt

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jay Platt 29 Jun, 2016

    Once again, this masterpiece did not disappoint. After the film someone asked me what the takeaway message was, and I really struggled to answer, not because I couldn't think of one, but because I couldn't whittle it down to one concise message. Ultimately, I guess, it's about the futility of existence, the illusion of desire, and humanity's needless search for truth. Seeing it in the cinema for the first time was an absolute pleasure, too. Top marks.

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  • The Entity

    ★★★½ Watched by The Entity 29 Jun, 2016 1

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Overlong as fuck.
    For almost 3 hours, most of this is just people walking around in a dull environment.
    I nearly fell asleep a few times.
    What makes this film good is the metaphysic nature of it that consists of some really depressing dialogue and interesting images.
    Part of it made me think, other parts made me want to do something else.
    It's hard to get through, and somewhat vapid, but there's definitely something inside.

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  • Eoghan Murphy

    ★★★★★ Added by Eoghan Murphy

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This film is just perfect, every single scene is unique, profound and absolutely beautiful. The film throughout explores Faith and Hope. As the basis of the story, we're told of 'The Zone'. A supernatural place which is secluded from the public. It is supposedly filled with supernatural traps, which only the 'Stalker' can avoid. He takes a writer and a scientist into the Zone in the search of a secret room which will fulfil your greatest wishes.

    **Spoilers from this…

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  • Martin28

    ★★★★★ Watched by Martin28 27 Jun, 2016

    "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?"

    I am simply blown away. I had the privilege of seeing this on the big screen as part of the Tarkovsky retrospective "Sculpting Time".Stalker is like the ultimate contemporary parable on cultural and social decline. From the mystery of lands unexplored, the domination of territory, the rivalry and mistrust of the powerful, the mutiny of…

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  • Tom Baker

    ★★★★★ Watched by Tom Baker 27 Jun, 2016

    Well there's nowt I can say about this that hasn't already been said, is there? The final fifteen-or-so-minutes - where two characters state much of the film's themes, explicitly, when the majority of the running time has already consisted of that (albeit much more engrossingly so) - could've been trimmed. But the rest is essential, and I don't often say that about any film that pushes ninety minutes. Amazing use of colour; the shift from sepia-washed monochrome (where snatches of…

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  • pwatersnh

    ★★★ Watched by pwatersnh 26 Jun, 2016

    The arthouse Wizard of Oz

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  • Alexander McCloskey

    ★★ Added by Alexander McCloskey

    Overrated, pretentious nonsense with very impressive cinematography.

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  • Harry

    ★★★★ Watched by Harry 25 Jun, 2016

    Pretty nice. I guess relatively loaded in things that it could possibly be about but that's not so bad as it didn't feel confused or convoluted. Atmosphere was tasty and the film was visually pleasing. Cyka Blyat.

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  • Alex Harrison

    ★★★★ Watched by Alex Harrison 25 Jun, 2016 3

    I'm going to sound like I have my head stuck up my own ass, but I think this a superb example of a film about God that the non religious can appreciate. It describes the themes of faith, science and religion deftly, (although some might say not as well as a certain other film ), and manages to make 3 men wandering through a field talking about philosophy visually interesting and atmospheric. The pacing is also remarkably good, as for…

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  • Rupam Mozumder

    ★★★ Watched by Rupam Mozumder 25 Jun, 2016 1

    I've heard so much about this film and its effect on people and how it changed people's views on world cinema.
    I've also heard that it is one of the greatest films of all time and the technical and philosophical aspects of this Tarkovsky film is simply brilliant.
    It's visually stunning, and the background score is very engaging but all I know is, I fell asleep before the climax.
    I was mentally prepared for a film like "The Mirror" but…

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  • Steven Crammer

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Steven Crammer 29 Dec, 2013

    99/100

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  • mohamed abdelfatah

    ★★★★★ Watched by mohamed abdelfatah 05 Mar, 2016

    In my whole life , i didn't find anything perfect like this movie . every single scene of this movie is perfection . A Two and a half hour road to reach the final destination . The dream , the result of our patience , the paradise we'd been promised . we are walking to the unknown with our different ways , with our different expectations . Those who has belief , walks calm and confident although they have no…

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