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  1. Dave Muñoz Velasco's rating of the film Mahler

    A very creative and human retelling of one of history's greatest composers. Ken Russell really knows how to combine expressionist visuals and directing with complex and interesting characters. A must see if you liked Lisztomania. A classic biopic.

  2. Benjamin María Guerrero's rating of the film Mahler

    Estábamos disfrutando del largometraje hasta que en el minuto 84 comenzó un blackout de diez minutos.

  3. Peter Walsh's rating of the film Mahler

    Ken Russell plays the composer LOUD, and the drama swings delightfully between the melodramtic and the slap-dash out and out absurd. Buried by prurient types, this really deserves digging out.

  4. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Mahler

    Ken Russell finds strong and sometimes very capturing pictures for the complex world of Mahler’s art, localizing it in biographical situations, personal relationships, dreams or visions, but also connects them with references to the history of its reception (e.g. with Visconti’s „Morte a Venezia“). One of the highlights is the Walhalla/convertion sequence.

  5. Alex's rating of the film Mahler

  6. Mighty Quinn's rating of the film Mahler

    A visually striking movie that does a good job of showing the highlights of Mahler's life and his music. The two lead performancs by Robert Powell and Georgina Hale are fine, giving the film emotional deph, but at times the film was hindered by Ken Russel's typical extravegence and vulgarity (Nazi dance numbers, giant crucifixes, S&M), which can be interesting, is jarring with the rest of the picture.

  7. Bruce Carter's rating of the film Mahler

    A biopic is a movie in a straight-jacket.. they're never good and when they're bad, well, they're really bad.

  8. Michael Garmonsway's rating of the film Mahler

    so heavy handed but fun anyway I guess

  9. Robertus Alexander's rating of the film Mahler

    "I conduct to live, i live to compose."

  10. Jenny Coldpussy's rating of the film Mahler

    I wish my life was a movie directed by Ken Russell

  11. tintinmugshot's rating of the film Mahler

    Beautifully shot, amazing photograph, secure direction. Like Mahler music, full of nonlinear narratives, undertones, but full of massive romantism. Great to see the homage to Luchino Visconti and his Death in Venice at the train station.

  12. Cid Medeiros's rating of the film Mahler

    A nonlinear epic account of Mahler's troubled life. Told through metaphorical daydreaming experiences, the film greatly depicts the most important events in the composer's life. With surrealistic composition, the symbols are carefully placed at each scene to represent his inner state as well as both the social and family atmospheres. Great acting and music reinforce the engagement.

  13. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Mahler

    No es lo mejor de Russell en referencia a biografías de hitos artísticos atormentados. Mahler, así como el Tchaikowsky de "The music lovers", es otro compositor que el largo de su vida fue víctima de una lucha constante con sus propios demonios. Presa no solo de un malestar mental, sino también físico. La enfermedad como ese punto de quiebre trágico. Ese falso "happy ending" es prueba de ello.

  14. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Mahler

    What an interesting, and creatively entertaining account of a fascinating composer!

  15. Cecilia's rating of the film Mahler

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  17. Alex Delarge's rating of the film Mahler

    When is this getting a propoer bd/dvd release? I own the OoP dvd that was cropped to 4:3 and it is virtually unwatchable...but the only way I've experienced this wonderfully idosyncratic biopic.

  18. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Mahler

    Fairly focused fantasia on Mahler with some lovely moments of tenderness and sensitivity fair nearly crushed by the over-extended vulgarities of the 'Conversion' sequence. On balance a broadly successful exploration of the themes, motifs and factors adding-up to the music and blessed with some strong leading performances from Powell and Hale. Russell appears invigorated by the limited budget.