• Lucas Barwenczik

    ★★★★½ Watched by Lucas Barwenczik 28 Jul, 2014

    Durch Abstraktion zur Wahrheit: Eigentlich ist "The Holy Mountain" nicht sonderlich surreal, sondern findet für Phänomen der Welt die uns umgibt treffende Metaphern. In einer Flut von Ideen und Bildern zeigt Jodorowsky uns eine ungefilterte Vision der Realität. Kino, das sind nicht Geschichten, sondern eben Bilder. Und die gibt es hier zu genüge, der Ideenreichtum scheint förmlich unergründlich. Vögel die aus Körpern wie aus Seelen aufsteigen. Eine Nachstellung der Conquistador-Kriege mit Fröschen und Chamäleons. Eine Kunstfabrik, ein Erlöserladen, gewaltige Waffen,…

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  • Jeremy Nichols

    ★★★★ Watched by Jeremy Nichols 27 Jul, 2014

    dude is a master of cool ass images. do those images have any meaning or is it all just surface level scratching of religious symbols? who knows. this is a fun movie even if it feels like a deliberate grab at "cult" from the get go. one of my favorite endings

    i wanna meet the guy who dressed all the lizards and toads

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  • alexbhades

    ★★★★ Watched by alexbhades 22 Jul, 2014

    Impresionante viaje alucinógeno.
    Aquí tenemos a Jodo en todo su esplendor, haciendo lo que le apetecía.
    Lo unico que me cuesta de esta obra es que el camino que tiene que trazar el espectador nunca es recto y a veces se hace demasiado fatigoso.
    Nota especial a los héroes que lo puedan llegar a acabar ya que tendrán su recompensa en forma de final antológico que bien vale el sendero recorrido.

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  • Chris

    Watched by Chris 14 Jul, 2014

    Still working on throwing my monster overboard. I'll get there.

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  • Judah Finnigan

    ★★★★★ Watched by Judah Finnigan 17 Jul, 2014

    it is a film. zoom back, camera.

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  • Joe

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Joe 14 Jul, 2014

    Generally speaking, movies tend to be a more subdued art form compared to other, less expensive pursuits. What might only take a few minutes to sketch out with a pencil and paper could cost millions of dollars and countless man-hours to capture on film, but The Holy Mountain is the rare movie that doesn't seem to be bound by any of the usual practical limitations. Almost every scene has the large-scale madness and attention to detail of a particularly psychedelic…

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  • jenny_jacobi

    ★★★½ Watched by jenny_jacobi 14 Jul, 2014

    I liked El Topo better.

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  • Daniel Gaudette

    ★★★★ Watched by Daniel Gaudette 09 Jul, 2014

    The Holy Mountain is difficult to explain in that the characters do not move the film along, the feverish vignettes do. Jodorowsky's surrealistic craftsmanship is put on full display here and regardless of the plot, viewers may be haunted by an image or two.

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  • Rob Samuelson

    ★★★★ Watched by Rob Samuelson 10 Jul, 2014

    Maybe I'm in the minority, but I don't think this is a movie that is impenetrable, despite its reputation for being esoteric. It had a clear through line of, "Don't trust anyone who promises they have The Answer," be they part of the government, business, religion, sexual revolution, or any combination therein. Director Alejandro Jodorowsky uses the grotesque and expressionistic to dissect cultural messages, and comes to a conclusion that true enlightenment is probably impossible.

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  • Dan Hassler-Forest

    ★★★★½ Watched by Dan Hassler-Forest 09 Jul, 2014

    "Rub your clitoris against the mountain!!"

    Holy mountain? More like HOLY MOTHER-LOVING CRAP! amirite?

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  • are2

    ★★★★ Watched by are2 02 Jul, 2014

    Jodorowsky is sooooo brilliant.

    Not for everyone; certainly for me.

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  • Miles Monroe

    ★★★★ Watched by Miles Monroe 03 Jul, 2014

    Batshit crazy. No animals were harmed in the making of this film. You won't see that disclaimer after this film. An amazing film from begining to end. Never boring, always suprising. Favourite line "rub your clitoris on the mountain". Least favourite scene was the parade of crucified skinned dogs. El Topo next...

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