Grotesque, sterile, obtuse, nonsensical and overlong. I loved it. Hiddleston, Irons and Moss are great. I always knew that Ben Wheatley had this level of chaos and pure anarchy in him, but I was stunned by his visual prowess. It may be 20 minutes too long, but it still is impossible to take your eyes out of the screen. I haven't read Ballard and this may be a poor man's adaptation, but I fell in love with.
È bello perché Wheatley gira bene, sa come muoversi nella follia umana e sa mettere in scena momenti che sanno di quell'onirico disturbante che faceva di Kill List un filmone. Riesce a far passare il devasto capitalista che anima il romanzo di Ballard (quello si un capolavoro), il classismo spietato e alienante, però non coglie fino in fondo la brutalità del racconto dell'autore inglese.
Flashy, hollow film about a modern, class-riven community under stress. Hiddleston is woefully patrician and unengaging as the man in the middle while the Oz-like, constructed, tower block society crumbles and collapses around him. Fetishistic 70s styling misses the mark. A bold film with some visual thrills along the way but dead inside
It's not often you come across a film which is both intensely boring and very irritating at the same time. Perhaps it was the waste of decent acting talent on a childish story, badly directed. And that was only after the first 20 minutes when I switched in order to watch a DVD of "Father Ted".
A wickedly mad high wire act from beginning to end. This doesn't ride the fence between realism and surrealism, it hurls itself back and forth over that fence and then right through that damn fence as well. It's one big disgusting orgy of a film and I enjoyed every crazy minute of it.
A modernist fever dream. This fantastic work can be described as a mashup of witty post-apocalyptic classics such as A Boy and His Dog and meaty costume dramas such as Rome, with some of the dirty aspects from Hard to Be a God and a good handfull of psychological kaleidoscope view as in Wheatley's earlier masterpiece, A Field in England. Highly recommended if you want to let beautifully made absurdity wash over you.