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6.5
/10
1,719 Ratings

Personal Shopper

Directed by Olivier Assayas
France, Germany, 2016
Drama, Mystery, Horror

Synopsis

A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

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Personal Shopper Directed by Olivier Assayas
It’s a bleak masterpiece: Not even the David Cronenberg of Videodrome (which it sort of remakes, with the internet swapped in for basic cable) matches its hallucinatory vision of a culture ensnared—and enslaved—in its own intellectual dark web.
May 10, 2019
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Familiar themes of existential unease, techno-horror, and the follies of late capitalism are presented here with a minimalist touch, complemented by Stewart’s phenomenal interior performance, and aided by subtle yet effective sound design and a light tincture of special effects. With equal parts playfulness and artfulness, Assayas uses remixed genre elements to fashion a phantasm: a galaxy-minded rumination on the struggle for meaning—of identity, art and spirituality—in the post-millennial era.
January 03, 2018
Assayas’ camera lets Stewart control the frame with her entire body and injecting even her text message conversations with personality, like her dubious punctuation. Assayas chooses to constantly reinvent the movie throughout from a fashion picture to a ghost story to a murder mystery. It keeps viewers on their toes, and at the center is Stewart who gives what is the best performance of her career to date in one of the best movies of the year.
January 03, 2018
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