Gives you the chance to see the notorious threesome sex scene between Jagger, Pallenberg and Breton that ruined Anita's relationship with that other Rolling Stone fellow, Keith Richards. The surrealistic quality of the film make one question when dream, illusions or reality begin. Harsh treatment from WB made it one of the most talked about and notoriously known censored films and therefor worth a watch by anyone.
Fox plays an enforcer for a gang like the Krays. He's uncontrollable, so he hides out with Mick Jagger, who is acting like a chick, hanging with chicks. First he turns into David Bowie (circa Low), which Mick likes, and then into a crap transvestite. Mick does a music video that's more Tommy than Hard Day's Night. Identities blur, sex is had, and we all head to Persia to live with the thieves in the mountains.
Mick Jagger - Memo From Turner!! With Ry Cooder doing its best 5 strings. Plus the movie wow, if Get Carter is the Beatles of british gangster movie then Performance is definitely the Stones. And it goes without saying that I like the Stones 10 times better than the Beatles. Get Carter is a good film, The Beatles are a good band, Performance is a great movie, The Stones are the greatest rock n' roll band of all time.
An oddly fascinating mixture of a tough British gangster film á la The Long Good Friday and a psychedelic counterculture postmodernist short film. Partly it works, partly it's just a huge mess without rhyme or reason. I liked the exploration of masculinity and identity, but the whole film also felt very distant, and not crazy enough to warrant a rating based on fun factor.
Una película digna de ser subestimada en su primera parte. Una edición abrupta, muy típico de la movida británica de entonces, parece hacer una bulla presuntuosa en medio de un argumento de cine negro que no cuaja. Ya más adelante, el género se extravía, la temática central deja de ser el punto de atención, y en su lugar lo reemplaza un discurso sobre la performance y la transexualidad, todo envuelto por un halo pop.