It manages successfully to balance between linear storytelling and abstract filmmaking. So it offers concrete chronicle of the twisted mind while also allows diving into its abyss - interplay between sound editing and shadows concludes it as a pure psychological horror, worthy of its reputation.
эстетичность кадра, яркие и запоминающиеся сцены, которые являются неплохой аллюзией на нарастающее сумасшествие главной героини, интересная задумка и еще ворох мелких плюсов, которые долго перечислять. гротескность в поведении окружающих, особенно - в поведении Кэрол.
Horrifying and fascinating at the same time. Once again Polanski goes deep into troubled mind of the protagonist, while the reason behind apparent descent into madness remains vauge. Fear is potrayed in an unconventional and most chilling manner- for me, the cracking of the walls was probably the most disturbing thing I've ever seen in a horror movie.
What's with all the fuss about this Hitchcock wannabe? Besides it encompasses old weirdo Polanski in every sexually frustrated, claustrophobic, alienated self like none of his other films. And being a masterful juggle between numerous canonic film genres as well as stylistically ranging from German Expressionism to one of the finest displays of Surrealistic cinema to date!