• Cameron Morewood

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Cameron Morewood 16 Aug, 2014 2

    Finally gave up on waiting for a blu-ray release and picked up the Kino DVD. Suffice it to say, a re-watch was needed. What a massive picture. I love how Tarkovsky was able, with both this film and Solaris, to craft science fiction that instead of gazing outward at fantasy, forces the audience to look inward at themselves. I adore films that are in equal parts aesthetically beautiful and thematically thought-provoking. To call Stalker thought-provoking though, is certainly understatement. What…

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  • Dave Wheeler

    ★★★★★ Watched by Dave Wheeler 16 Aug, 2014

    I finally watched Stalker yesterday and what I’ll say here is my initial thoughts only. I reserve the rights to change any and all parts…

    Stalker is a film unlike almost any other I have seen. A palpable sense of foreboding resonates in almost every frame. The sound design is especially effective in inducing a feeling of disorientation and disconnect in ‘The Zone’. The 3 main character’s, named only as their professions, journey is one of introspective discovery as they…

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  • Felix H.

    ★★★★½ Watched by Felix H. 13 Aug, 2014

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

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  • LUCAS HAYNES

    ★★★★★ Watched by LUCAS HAYNES 13 Aug, 2014 1

    I don't think I've ever experienced a movie quite like this. It was somewhere between tears, boredom, realisation, cold sweats and an anxiety attack thrown into the mix that this movie was something else. It was a philosophical, existential anti-trip that promised a journey, but delivered something far greater and unexplainable. This was supported by its beautiful cinematography and it's amazing sets. This movie holds so much tension and anticipation that it becomes almost too much to bear. You know…

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  • StalkerHumanoid

    ★★★★ Added by StalkerHumanoid

    Slow but deliberate. Haunting and unique.

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  • Ana Gabriela

    ★★★ Watched by Ana Gabriela 10 Aug, 2014

    Beautiful cinematography...Some scenes are absolutely mesmerizing.

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  • Omar Arteaga

    ★★★½ Watched by Omar Arteaga 07 Aug, 2014

    La interesante premisa de Stalker te aburre o te fascina. Al igual que con la primera hora de Solaris, Stalker fue las dos cosas, y creo que son las únicas dos opciones que te deja esta película al verla: "Tres hombres, uno de ellos el guía denominado Stalker, viajan a través de un lugar postapocalíptico conocido como 'La Zona', en el cual buscan una habitación que tiene la capacidad de conceder deseos"

    Stalker está ejecutada mediante tres personajes con un…

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  • Vectorman82

    ★★★★★ Watched by Vectorman82 07 Aug, 2014

    Beautiful film on the importance of what you wish for. Amazing imagery and wonderful soundtrack. It mesmerises.

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  • zuhair vazir

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by zuhair vazir 06 Jun, 2014

    A magnificent watch. Tarkovsky is drenched with ideas of existentialism and how men react to hidden secrets and the perilous journey it takes to get to the prize. The film looks beautiful as it turns from deep, bleached mono-tones to vivid scenery in full colour.

    The exchanges between the characters is one of the most complex conversations that I may have come across in a long time. Tarkovsky begins with bleak shots of doors and rooms; it is deliberately slow…

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  • Joe Ibañez

    ½ Watched by Joe Ibañez 03 Aug, 2014 5

    I don't think I've ever seen a more aggressively boring film. Most of it takes place in "The Zone" which is supposedly this extremely dangerous and scary place, yet all we see for the whole movie is three navel-gazing assholes taking naps and walking around in puddles. It reminded me of kids playing outside and saying "ok, this grass right here is lava, and that tree over there will blow you up if you touch it, and that cardboard box…

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  • Smile

    ½ Added by Smile

    stalker is a completely unoriginal and insignificant film that epitomizes tedium and substantiates that all tarkovskij's fanatics are mindless consumers (as opposed to analytic intellectuals)
    if you want to know for yourself just how deluded the average tarkovskij fanatic is, you only need to take a look at any of his film pages on this site - it is like a postmortem marketing campaign

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  • 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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