I took away half a star because of the extremely disappointing ending. Other than that, a solid delivery from all the main cast who manage to hold up a delicate but heartbreaking story about inability to communicate our own feelings and inescapable loneliness.
The world has gone utterly mad.
I can't help but feeling like I am missing some fundamental detail that would make me see this movie with the same vigorous enthusiasm that seemingly everyone who has seen it has been possessed by. I can definitely appreciate the stunning visuals and fast-paced action scenes, and overall I do get the impression that a remarkable amount of work and effort has been put in by the creators - who, deservedly, took home the…
I can't even begin to describe the incredible transformation of Marion Cotillard in this movie: her character is crude, rough, raw, coarse, even her voice, even her very movements and posture manifest her uncouth and somewhat vulgar background and attitude. She's exquisitely detestable. What Cotillard delivers here is a truly remarkable performance which hooked me from the very beginning, despite my utter disdain for the persona.
Some very good singing is also protagonist in this movie, definitely worth a listen…
Absolutely gorgeous, a little gem about a young boy (who vaguely reminds me of the character of Donnie Darko) struggling to fit in in high school, sprinkled with great music (David Bowie and The Smiths anyone?) and a sensitive and delicate understanding of the problems and the perks of this age.
Loved the chemistry between Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, and the reference to the Rocky Horror Picture Show - although it felt a bit like it was put there "just because", like a sort of wink to the more mature audience.