A film that's greatest weakness is its relentless sincerity.
If John travolta is a mathematic wiz kid, then I'm a world renowned pastry chef. (I am not)
shadily one of the best comedies in recent history. a modern noir (slacker noir) masterpiece. The ensemble cast deserves such high praise. visually one of the most stimulating films I've ever watched.
Let the dust settle, like high tide at the beach this film submerges you and as you're gasping for air, it allows you that one deep breath that's just enough to keep your blood pumping.
Honestly if you neglect the fact that Hitchcock made this exact film forty years earlier, its a great piece of cinema. It manages to be slightly more graphic then the original, and while still maintaining a "shot-for-shot" remake Gus Van Sant takes a few brilliant liberties. I believe he made this version of the film just to prove how bullet proof and timeless the script is. I wish more directors would pay homage to cinema like this instead of just remaking films for hollywood licensing rights.