An incredible script, three top drawer performances and an incredible visual presentation, accompanied by a not often used but always effective score, THIS is a film that completely deserves its reputation as an all-time classic.
One thing though, if this is meant to be one of Tarkovsky's more accessible films, I may well be exposed as a hack normie, because I found this to be pretty complex.
A truly great film. Phoenix's performance is stellar and one of the best of the year. DeNiro also shines in a supporting role in what could be a comeback year for him. Also loved the cinematography but the music is what truly shines above the rest, an incredible score. Slight issues with pacing and the odd scene drop the score slightly but overall, a great film