Wow! It slides into kitsch so effortlessly. Like butter. It reminded me a bit of 'The Day The Clown Cried'. More misguided than 'The Canyons', but less than 'Schindler's List'. Not that it isn't fascinating with a capital F. I felt sorry for the actors. Particularly Jacobi. Goldblum has a problem with zee accent. It comes and goes. It's a bit like watching a train wreck.
Is this the Paul Schrader of Cat People, Taxi Driver, The Canyons. In some ways aren't we just happy to see something, anything from Schrader circa 2008. I read on view people cannot recognize great films, but I disagree since anyone on this program necessarily sees great films. In some ways, film is intensely personal, it does not pay to be dogmatic. Goldblum is great, but he is often that good. We wait for more
An absolutely breathtaking performance by Mr. Goldblum. Very fluid and dynamic storyline which is played out by a spectacular ensemble. The nuances and subtleties in this film are heart wrenching, which made me forget I was even watching a film in the first place. An absolute must watch.
I feel like my brain was raped. It's a weird combination of Ninth Configuration and Schrader's own Dominion, and an experience that never meshes as you think it should, but is still an amazing piece of work for being audacious, iconoclastic, and well scripted. Goldblum is in manic brilliance here, and Jacobi and Dafoe don't hurt either. Not everyone will like it but this will be, at the very least, appreciated.
Excellent psychological drama from director Paul Schrader headlined by a superb performance by Jeff Goldblum, easily one of his best. A strange, dark, sometimes surreal, sometimes heartfelt film that expertly balances its offbeat characters and tone, generating an almost mesmerizing energy. It's really a shame it got so little attention when it was released, people need to seek this one out.
It's such a shame that so few people have seen this film, and even more of a shame that less realize how good it is. Goldblum's performance in this may be his best, and the character he has been given to play is a great one indeed. This is a very painful film, but it's message is that it is always possible to heal. No review of this I have read online even comes close to seeing it as the film it really is.