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  1. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    3.5 stars. Stumbling, fleshy humans in a world of dilapidated discipline. At times borders on the droll because Boro recognises that autocracies draw their sustenance from kitsch banality. The bevy of menacingly placid objects (tin baths; fly traps; puppet head) could leap form from their fixtures and cabinets and commingle in a Švankmajerian orgy at any moment!

  2. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    Feels like it could belong in the same universe as La Jetee or the Handmaiden's Tale. Boro's camera is a poetic and perverse gateway to a bizarre fantasy world which never gets overcomplicated or self-indulgent. Go to Goto!

  3. 00red00's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    Sublime. A visual pleasure.

  4. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    A bit tamer than future Walerian Borowczyk films, this is no less interesting for fans of his work. It's a tale of love and power, a messy tangle leading to a Shakespearian third act. And enjoyable stuff it is too.

  5. Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    But the last 10 minutes are wondrous.

  6. Zachariah Rigby's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    Moves like a strange little clockwork diorama you found in the back of an antiques shop while you were on holiday. Surreal and wonderful.

  7. FISCHER's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    Rapports de force, intrigues, érotisme constellent cette oeuvre "expérimentale" qui rappelle l'atmosphère étouffante des romans de Franz Kafka et dont la richesse du montage et la multitude de lectures illusionnaient sur le talent réel du réalisateur... www.cinefiches.com

  8. Renton47's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    'Goto' is a strange composite of disparate elements, some working better than the others. It's a literary film, the comparison thrown around at my screening was Kafka but I can't help see more of Raskolnikov in Andreani's Gono. Partly a satire of fascism, it's also a moderately successful stalker thriller and fly-catching romp. Striking imagery, odd plotting.

  9. Kinch Kinski's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    Really this should be 3 1/2 stars. I found it visually great, and the evocation of an insular society crumbling in on itself was well done. The central tale of Grozo – a kind of inverted Midas – was interesting enough, and the actor conveyed keen intelligence and moral wretchedness well. Ultimately though, the film felt shallow to me. But that may change on my next viewing.

  10. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    La présence de Pierre BRASSEUR, grand comédien du 20 ème siècle, donne de l'intérêt à cette oeuvre. Film - à mon humble avis - devenu obsolète et quasiment assommant.

  11. Bekriah Mawasi's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    Woo-ha. Good picture, good music. I wish this never came to an end, but a good appetizer for Borowczyk.

  12. nouvelle vague 1960's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    I think this is one of those films,that I'll have to see again,to understand the film makers intentions.In his world of Goto, we have a society that appears to have stood still,maybe even gone back in time.Theres an austere brutality to it,where anything of beauty must die.At times the film itself looks like a throwback to early cinema and is both absurd and surreal.It feels like an harbinger of Pasolini's "Salo"!

  13. Jason's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    The amorous, like the political, is a sad (though not, of course, unamusing) farce. What an assemblage! The domestication of animals is just wildly, unbelievably absurd madness. And, of course, we are domesticated animals. Self-importance makes adorable, idiotic little boys of us all. This is just one of the best things I have ever seen. Jiminy Cricket!

  14. ADZERTY's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    Qu'on imagine Iago prendre la place de Ruy Blas et on tient l'historie relatée par cette oeuvre fascinante, au jeu et aux cadrages proches du cinéma muet. Du grand Borocwczyk !

  15. fearraigh's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    Borowcyzk's satire doesn't always come together here but, as with most his films, it is incredibly beautiful stuff.

  16. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    I wonder if Borowczyk's movies stemmed from the accumulated outlandish trinkets he had at hand; but this one is yet another wonderful collection wrapped around a tragicomedic beauty of a story. Very nice!!

  17. Olivier Serafinowicz's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    Well, just after a first viewing, i have to say that for me this is a masterpiece; wild self contained universe with incredible aesthetics, surprising montage, unforgettable sequences. Really recommended, and give the movie its time whilst watching.

  18. Balthaz21's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

  19. animalcalls's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    Space and tableaux as poetry. The ending will make you feel something longing and dark. Near perfect.

  20. swordofdoom's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    could be my favorite movie of all time

  21. Martin Wilson's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    When I first saw this film my reaction was - well, that was kind of dreary, if interesting. But, every couple of years I have this strong urge to return to the island of Goto. So much so, that it has become a permanent part of my inner landscape.

  22. Matt Burgess's rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    Beautiful baroque visuals and music as usual for Borowczyk, however overall tedious, uninvolving and strangely unsatisfying compared to his later more sexually-charged films.

  23. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Goto, Island of Love

    I discovered Walerian Borowczyk's GOTO, ISLAND OF LOVE in the seventies at my high school's film club between an Ingmar Berman and a Stanley Kubrick movie. I remember the strange atmosphere of this film with the concerto of Haendel playing on Glossia's tearful face. Gono, Gonasta, Grozo, Gurto and Grymp ! GO TO GOTO !