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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Korial's rating of the film Avalon

    The idea is visionary, but it does not survive its realisation. From technical aspects to plot development, this movie has many flaws. Thematically it is interesting, but shallow. Not the best Oshii. It does deserve attention, but compared to his previous works...

  2. Eric's rating of the film Avalon

    Esthetically interesting. The story in itself seems both simple and a bit hard to precisely comprehend. The whole package makes for a unique, quite poetic movie.

  3. ADZERTY's rating of the film Avalon

    Un jeu se met en abyme et à travers ce dispositif le cinéma célèbre sa capacité à donner l'illusion de la réalité. L'étoffe du film n'est que plastique et effet visuel. L'artificiel est souligné, mais nous piège tout de même. Baroque. L'originalité tient alors (outre la plastique) à l'atmosphère d'étrangeté et de mystère.

  4. Garcia Marcos's rating of the film Avalon

    Oshii, oh oui. 17 ans après sa sortie, une vision d'un futur qui en met plein les yeux sans être grossier et retourne les tripes tout en finesse. Pour technophiles, cyberpunks et autres dépravés digitaux avertis.

  5. Aurélien_V's rating of the film Avalon

    Encore un film superbe et visionnaire du Grand Mamoru Oshii !! Splendide et envoûtant.

  6. F/K's rating of the film Avalon

    While not exactly having a high budget, it's a very creative exploration over the idea of Virtual Reality, Oshii never fails with his ideas

  7. rllr's rating of the film Avalon

    would've worked better as a short.

  8. Luca Soldati's rating of the film Avalon

    Bellissima ambientazione, con una società allo sbando con la guerra come unico sfogo. Messa in scena curata e atmosfere affascinanti. Interessanti le riflessioni sulla realtà e sulla società della protagonista. Parte finale molto bella. Il comparto tecnico dà un tono unico al film, con la fotografia utilizzata come mezzo narrativo. Tolta la protagonista, personaggi poco approfonditi, ma funzionali. Musiche eccellenti

  9. João Abreu's rating of the film Avalon

    So special: Mamoru's genius; Kawai's epic choir; contemporary Warsaw as hyperreality; (the possible parallels with W S Anderson's Resident Evil saga;) the technical execution; the editing. Hard to penetrate until after the daily loop sequence, when the direction of the narrative and thematic preoccupations become clearer. Beautiful.

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film Avalon

    L'idée n'est certes pas nouvelle et l'ensemble quelquefois répétitif, mais la réalisation mérite le détour par l'étonnante qualité de ses images "artificielles"... www.cinefiches.com

  11. kartina obskura's rating of the film Avalon

  12. Meastro0's rating of the film Avalon

  13. francisca bacon's rating of the film Avalon

  14. Amandio Filipe Moura's rating of the film Avalon

  15. Siaudebert's rating of the film Avalon

    Interesting aesthetic and typical Oshii story Best part = Kenji Kawai 's music

  16. Des's rating of the film Avalon

  17. Jonathan De La Rosa's rating of the film Avalon

    Between this and other later live-action work, his style doesn't seem to "click" with this sort of slick digital look, as his reliance on digital filters gets a little kitschy at times. But on the other hand, it has one of his stronger scripts, and some of the most fascinating and outright *strange* individual moments in his entire filmography. In hindsight, it almost feels like a warm up for The Sky Crawlers.

  18. JM M----'s rating of the film Avalon

    Something kept me from enjoying this, though I'm not sure what. I want to say the camera...something about it just seemed...off. It wasn't a bad film, and it had nice ideas and moments, but I think you can Oshii's GitS 1 & 2 have the same ideas (and Dogs) with a better execution.

  19. kosmopol's rating of the film Avalon

    Just one word: masterpiece.

  20. Roberto Reis's rating of the film Avalon

    One of the finest science fiction films ever made.

  21. Mert Kaya's rating of the film Avalon

  22. madebydanlam's rating of the film Avalon

    One of those under appreciated Sci-Fi masterpieces.

  23. Yass's rating of the film Avalon

    Awfully dubbed, but still. Great themes, foreseeing what might actually be our future is quite impressive. Perhaps it deserves a remake, though, graphics seem rubbish, now...