• Degobbi

    ½ Added by Degobbi

    I don't care about symbolism. When I watch a film, I want to see a good screenplay and great performances. The Holy Mountain is the opposite. A terrible screenplay and worst performances yet.

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  • MelissenGhost

    ★★★½ Watched by MelissenGhost 15 May, 2015

    Nie war Surrealismus so greifbar: Erzeugt durch eigensinniges Set-Design Jodorowsky´s.

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  • Connor Denney

    ★★★½ Watched by Connor Denney 11 May, 2015

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

    Though retaining the same surrealist level of insanity, The Holy Mountain represents a huge step up from Fando y Lis for director Alejandro Jodorowsky. There is now a method to his madness, a structured craziness that represents a criticism of not only religion and capitalism but of human constructs in general. All human institutions are taken to task in this film, as The Holy Mountain seeks to break down artifice in social relationships and society as a whole.

    The film's…

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  • Justin Scott

    ★★★★ Watched by Justin Scott 10 May, 2015

    found the first 30 minutes of this movie a little hard to follow but it wrapped itself up neatly in a nice little bow by the end :) loved it! by the way, that ending... damn!

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  • AM9192

    ★★★★★ Added by AM9192

    A movie so seeped in symbolism, it can be quite a daunting task to watch. Still, it's a beautiful, absurd, poetic journey about finding one's own inner "god", free from anyone else's interpretation. Along the way, Jodorowsky creates some of the most dynamic, stunning visuals ever captured on screen. I love almost every second of it, even while admitting parts of it flew straight over my head. A film I will most certainly revisit for years to come.

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  • JP Ocampo

    ★★★★ Watched by JP Ocampo 08 May, 2015

    I don't know. The Holy Mountain is a surreal journey. The scenes shot indoors look great, the ones outdoors look real, although that's an exaggeration. There's so much madness going on at all times and the film, with all its excesses, constantly seems like a parody of an oversexed, ultra-violent, society. It tries to comment on a lot of topics. Religion, Media, Individuality. I simply don't know. I think Jodorowsky is a crazy visionary and the film is an incredible…

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  • Eli H

    ★★★★ Watched by Eli H 07 May, 2015

    Arresting film.

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  • neglify19

    ★★★★½ Watched by neglify19 07 May, 2015

    Film #3 of the "Scavenger Hunt #2" Challenge
    Item #3: A surreal film
    letterboxd.com/neglify19/list/scavenger-hunt-2/

    Recommended drugs: marijuana and cocaine.

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  • Robert Motherwell

    ★★★★ Added by Robert Motherwell

    Possibly the most surreal vision ever put on film-Jodorowsky's psychedelic journey will forever have a place in the history of cinema as one of the stranger things any audience will come across-but rather in a good way.
    Despite a philosophy of dethroning oneself, of getting rid of desires for grand dreams-the director not only wrote, directed, and stars in this, but leads a very personal philosophy throughout-clearly to an intended religious catharsis. And there are many obvious religious obsessions in…

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  • Barrie Lake

    ★★★★ Watched by Barrie Lake 04 May, 2015

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    Film #4 of the "Scavenger Hunt #2" Challenge!
    letterboxd.com/barrie/list/scavenger-hunt-2/

    Task #3: A Surreal Film.
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    'The Holy Mountain' is best enjoyed if you aren't looking for a conventional plot and if you aren't expecting to get easy answers to all the questions the film will raise as you watch it (the most common one being: "what the f--k?").

    Rather, I think you'll get the most out of this film if you see it as a series of moments. 'The…

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  • SriK

    ★★★★ Watched by SriK 02 May, 2015

    Not a movie as much as an absolutely insane and hilarious collage of images, and proof that you don't even really need plot if you're inspired enough. There's virtually no plot here, just imagery, and yet The Holy Mountain is almost constantly engaging for its two-hour runtime. Watching it is like delving facefirst into someone else's acid trip, surfacing only to take supplementary hits of nitrogen.

    In the first five minutes of this movie, we see the body of a…

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  • Patrick Devitt

    ★★ Watched by Patrick Devitt 01 May, 2015 2

    The Holy Mountain is a trip. A trip that I never want to experience again. What starts off as an entertaining watch of symmetry, quickly becomes sheer insanity. I love it when a film can pull off insanity and provide the audience with good time. Sadly, I did not find this here. While I appreciate the work Jodorowsky has crafted, it is in no way, shape, or form for me. What I really did not like about the film was…

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