Tarkovsky is overrated, but my second viewing has more than proven this epic's beauty. So how should I praise this masterpiece by a director who I often find to be too self-centered? Simple, by quoting a japanese anime about gore and tits. Take it away BERSERK: Love, hate, ultimate pleasure, ultimate pain, life and death, all here to enjoy before our very eyes, the true nature of man and the devil is here and now.
The movie is not about one talented monk, but about Russia, and Rublev stands in as a useful symbol since he lived in a time when he could personally witness two of the key elements in the development of Russia's unique culture. Deserved for 10/10.
this is why i love tarkovsky, he made the story not just some biopic of historical figure, but he show us andrei rublev's passion for his later masterpiece. this is not the life and death of andrei rublev, this is the life of rublev's creation.
Andrei Rublev is the closest film that i can safely call 'art'. It's Tarkovsky's magnum opus. I always demand that cinema shows us new things. For 3 hours, i was entranced, living in a totally different world. Cinema needs more films depicting the past.
I have been very very critical of Tarkovsky in the past, but this film is really something. It takes away all of the pretension in his later works (not all of them, but some) and creates a beautiful, poetic, haunting and powerful view on humanity and it's unrelenting shittiness. A stunning masterwork, 5/5
An overwhelming masterpiece. Glad I waited to see this on 35mm. It was definitely worth the wait. Some of the most striking images I've ever seen in a B&W movie coinciding with some of the most unforgettable sequences I've ever seen in a film. I may not always understand what Tarkovsky is trying to say or even what he is showing me at the moment, but it is always beautiful and always deeply affects my subconscious.
Subtle, dense and slow. From the length to the technical mastery, it is a masterpiece. For me, the scenes of deep discussion didn't work as well as those of raw emotion. That is, Andrei and Theophanes talking about human nature is nowhere as strong enough as The Feast or The Raid. But overall it's a great and subtle film that definitely requires more than one viewing, even if at over 3 hours long, it's not that easy.
I may have a new favourite movie, at least that's what I feel right after seeing this movie on the big screen. Everything is fantastic from the first scene to the last, sorry for this "kissing ass" review, but I really enjoyed this one