• Randolph Clapp

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Randolph Clapp 21 Apr, 2016

    I was not as impressed on my first viewing of Darren Aronofsky's most arthouse production. It was still very enjoyable, but I thought the presentation and the convoluted nature of the story was simply too much for the simple narrative it was trying to portray. While I still believe that is a big issue with the film, it's the only thing that holds it back from being flawless.

    The photography is stunning. All of the god shots, symmetry, and extreme…

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  • Caroline123

    ★★★★★ Watched by Caroline123 01 May, 2016

    This has to be one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. The cinematography, the acting, the score (oh dear God, the score!), the editing, the sets, everything; it was haunting. The scenes all felt so natural. This is the greatest acting I've ever seen Hugh Jackman do. He handles such a complex array of emotions so delicately. I just, I can't even put into words this film. It touched a part of me, that's all. I guess that's…

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  • Robert Burke

    ★★★★★ Watched by Robert Burke 28 Apr, 2016

    The Fountain Movie Review: (Caution: This is the kind of film that is better when you don't know anything about it. If you have not seen this movie, go see it immediately, and return to read the review) Oh.....my......god. Never has a film made me think as much as The Fountain has since maybe Inception. HOW DOES IT HAVE 51% ON ROTTEN TOMATOES?!?!?! Don't listen to the critics, this film is the most underrated film of all time. I hadn't…

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  • EdgarReviews

    ★★★★★ Watched by EdgarReviews 28 Apr, 2016

    Wow. This is incredible. Visually, thematically, emotionally, musically. This may just find itself in my top 20 of all time, /at least/.

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  • Lucy

    ★★★½ Watched by Lucy 22 Apr, 2016

    kinda like bubble boy... only not

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  • Luke Nelson

    ★★½ Rewatched by Luke Nelson 25 Apr, 2016

    Letter Grade: C

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  • Frombasement

    ★★★★ Watched by Frombasement 24 Apr, 2016

    Beautiful lights. camera angles and music by Clint Mansell is mesmerizing.

    There is slightly same feelings and magic that is Aronofsky's Requiem For A Dream.

    This is more dreamy. Yellow warm lights and breathing in and breathing out.

    There is no right way to rate this film. I like it. I like it with all the artsy stuff in it.

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  • David Delaney

    ★★★ Watched by David Delaney 23 Apr, 2016

    Aronofsky really packs it in, doesn't he. A tale of life, death, disease, belief, the afterlife, reincarnation, eternal romance, war and several other topics that I can't name off the top of my head. Very ambitious but it feels muddled and oddly hollow.

    I was also struck by certain similarities to Prometheus. Death as an act of creation is a line that runs straight through this movie.

    Finally, I was struck by how much Rachel Weisz looks like the pornstar Belladonna in this movie. Aronofsky MUST be a fan. Very good taste,sir.

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  • Christian Alec

    ★★★ Watched by Christian Alec 21 Apr, 2016

    Film #22 of April 2016 Scavenger Hunt
    Task #18 : A film directed by an AFI Alumni.

    The Fountain reminds me of the baby cousin to The Tree of Life both dealing in a more philosophical approach. With this film though, I'm both impressed overall but a little empty inside? Jackman and Weisz both give decent performances, nothing stellar or anything. The writing is fine but overall seems rushed. That could be the narrative of three different stories. The first…

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  • David Agranoff

    ★★★★★ Added by David Agranoff

    One of my favorite films ever. Three timelines, character driven and woven plots. A mystery that makes you think. One of the best for sure.

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  • Em

    ★★★★ Watched by Em 14 Apr, 2016

    Everything from the visuals to the score was beautiful. Though the story was captivating, I was not the biggest fan of the way it was structured. The quick jumping between settings at the beginning felt like a confusing way to introduce the film, but it got much better after the first 15 minutes or so. I suspect an eventual re-watch will fix my issues with the intro, and bump this up to a favorite.

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  • Charles Camp

    ★★★ Added by Charles Camp

    The Fountain doesn't live up to the absolute mastery of Requiem for a Dream or Black Swan, but it’s definitely a thoughtful, intriguing movie with plenty of interesting ideas. The cinematography and score are both absolutely superb, but I unfortunately can't say the same for the characters or the plot. Aronofsky's attempt at a millennium-spanning tale is definitely admirable, but the story buckles a bit under the weight of its own ambition and all three time threads never quite coalesce…

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