They tried impressively hard to make a great movie. Found it tedious and lacking. Also, Iñárritu's vigorous masturbating was a distraction.
Immaculately shot. Cohesively absurd, atmospheric, and disturbing. Hilarious, full of humor. Also, it's a low key psychological thriller about a missing dog, involving telepathy.
William Fichtner as Master Chang is truly inspired, a performance for the ages. Steve Little as the Top Level Detective is comedy gold. At times, the movie is a revelation. It begins with a firefighter taking a shit while a van burns in the background [ominous music plays] WRONG.
Much like a certain legendary auteur who…
It pains me to say this, because I adore the work of Michel Gondry, but this was not a good movie. I had such high hopes for it.
I liked it for the same reasons I disliked it: the incessant quirkiness that is Gondry's style. I love it in other films and in a few moments of this film as well. But overall this film chooses quirkiness over real feelings. Not only that but the plot was stale and the…