• Jeff Irvine

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jeff Irvine 24 Jul, 2014 2

    Such an epic movie that never loses it's intimate feel. And yes intimate and epic don't usually go hand in hand but The Fountain fits the bill. The story of Tom and Isabel played by Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. We follow them through the span of a millennium. The story consists of three segments that develop concurrently. The first takes place many years in the past during the time of the Mayans and involves the search for the tree…

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  • Fas91

    ★★★ Watched by Fas91 27 Jul, 2014

    Noah left me quite disappointed earlier this week, so I decided to go with a different Aronofsky that was still on my watchlist. Sadly, The Fountain didn't really strike me as the masterpiece that some make it out to be - or possibly the masterpiece that it could have been.

    Its set-up may seem grand in scale, interweaving three different storylines throughout time and space, but the main story that is meant to be told - a man refusing to…

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  • Fesapo

    ★★★★★ Watched by Fesapo 24 Nov, 2006

    96/100

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  • TajLV

    ★★★★ Watched by TajLV 23 Jul, 2014

    I seem to viewing the filmography of Darren Aronofsky backwards, from Black Swan to The Wrestler to this amazing sci-fi saga. What they all have in common, besides the director's deft storytelling of situations that try one's soul, is a very strong central character played by an A-list actor ... Portman as the Swan Queen, Rourke as "The Ram" and (here) Hugh Jackman as Dr. Thomas Creo, who is desperately seeking a cure for an inoperable tumor that's killing his…

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  • Ellis

    ★★½ Added by Ellis

    here's another one i ...just didnt get

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  • Matthew Picus

    ★★★★½ Watched by Matthew Picus 19 Jul, 2014

    We're always talking about death. It's just human nature to do so. Darren Aronofsky gives us another take on death, loss, love, and so much more. The film stretches across time and takes us to many different places and shows us different people and how they deal with loss. I am reminded of the film "Cloud Atlas" which has a drastically different story, yet a similar tone to it. Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz's characters seem like two souls that…

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  • Jens

    ★★ Watched by Jens 22 Jul, 2014

    Do you do bikram yoga and a have made-in-China Buddha, because you are spiritual and spiritual people have to have Buddha on their mantlepiece?
    Do you like burning joss sticks?
    Then this is your movie.
    To all others it's one long lament that we all have bite the dust sooner or later to make room for new people.
    Yep, we are all going to die.
    And while this film does have some impressive visuals and good acting, it's basically 90 minutes of Hugh Jackman bemoaning the fact that life ends.
    Get over it man, happens to everybody.

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  • moviedave

    ★★½ Watched by moviedave 18 Jul, 2014

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

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  • CinemaClown

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by CinemaClown 17 Jul, 2014 6

    It's about life. It's about death. It's about love. It's about loss. It's about desire. It's about obsession. It's about mortality. It's about eternity. It's about spirituality. It's about duality. It's philosophical. It's symbolic. It's artistic. It's pretentious. It's unique. It's flawed. No matter what your opinion about this cinema is, there is no denying that The Fountain is an absolutely dazzling experience.

    On a superficial level, this sci-fi saga is a quest of one man's thousand years struggle to…

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  • Colonel_Dax

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Colonel_Dax 15 Jul, 2014

    There is no arguing that this film is deeply, deeply flawed, yet at the same time it's also kind of a masterpiece. The Fountain represents Aronofsky at his most audacious, and the film represents and as of yet unmatched in his career synthesis, with deeply felt character and gorgeous visuals straight from Aronofsky's head working not just side by side, but in service of each other.

    Alternating between subtlety and bombast, life and death, the film soon settles into a…

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  • Nitish

    ★★★★½ Watched by Nitish 13 Jul, 2014

    "Death is the road to awe."

    On my path to becoming a Darren Aronofsky completist, I had to check out "The Fountain." At the time of its release, it was both a commercial and critical failure. It lost money and also couldn't find its appreciation from critics. It was panned for being a sloppy mess and incoherent. I completely disagree.

    This movie stars Hugh Jackman as a scientist trying to find the cure to what he considers a disease: Death.…

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  • alphonse

    ★★★★ Rewatched by alphonse 08 Jul, 2014 4

    The Fountain is an odyssey about a man's eternal struggle to save the woman he loves. The epic journey begins in the sixteenth-century Spain, where conquistador Thomas (Hugh Jackman) begins the search for the Fountain of Youth, the legendary entity believed to grant eternal life. As a scientist of our time, Tommy Creo desperately struggles to find a cure for the cancer/tumor that is killing his beloved wife, Isabel. Traveling through deep space as a futuristic astronaut from the twenty-sixth…

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