An all-cylinders ahead marathon of style that works as a Groundhog Day-like action film. It burns, only sizzling to linger on its characters when it has to, yet explodes in emotion during each of its trio of stories separate climaxes and final shots. It's a minimalist and simple-tuned film in all but its energy, but oh-boy! does it move. Its problem? The disposable nature. In that, once over, it's forgettable.
This movie is some kind of magic! Kept my entire attention (vividly I should add!) today despite watching it at 8:20 in the morning for my Chaos Theory class. Sure the barebones story isn't the most original but the ideas brought to it, the style, the camerawork, and of course the beautiful depiction of the butterfly effect make this a must watch and a film I wish I'd seen much earlier on in my life as a cinephile!
a truly great film. from the manner in which it follows a european tradition aesthetically, the cause and effect theme, the references to 'vertigo' and the running subtext of the search for identity, this film is a masterpiece and THE 90s film.