reese!!’s review published on Letterboxd:
i went into moulin rouge only knowing that i enjoyed luhrmann's gatsby- and my..... this was a lot. a complete sensory overload of women and color and music, with full to the brim shots moving at breakneck speed. moulin rouge never stops to take a breath, its full 2 hour run is ceaselessly emotional, over-the-top, and hopelessly romantic. for a solid 30 minutes i wasn't sure if i was along for the ride- i was a little bewildered and irritated by the style. i kept moving to hit pause and finish it another day because i was so overwhelmed, but i never did. eventually i was pulled into this bizzare gem and i couldnt tear myself away. in the end i thought it was pretty spectacular!