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  1. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    2.5 stars. Snake Eyes is like Rashomon set in a casino or a straight-to-video Caché, in that it revisits a pivotal event from different perspectives in an attempt to reach a kind of truth. However, while those films suggest that truth is essentially illusive & unknowable, SE knows that if you watch an event enough times from enough CCTV monitors you’ll eventually work out what’s what. Repetitious but tightly plotted.

  2. brick_bro's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    Massively underrated, and fantastically shot. Nic Cages bombastic performance should averse but feels right on the nose for this showtime clusterfuck.

  3. Jordan Kaltz's rating of the film Snake Eyes

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    Nouvelle collaboration avec le scénariste David Koepp, une nouvelle fois efficace !

  5. Balthaz21's rating of the film Snake Eyes

  6. Mr.Pacha's rating of the film Snake Eyes

  7. Samuel Righi's rating of the film Snake Eyes

  8. TheCentralRuhr's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    An interrogation of the politics behind surveillance follows a dishonest cop who becomes the only honest man after the assassination of a politician locks everyone inside of an boxing arena. All of the De Palma formal trademarks are present here, from split diopter shots to split-screen sequences. (cont.)

  9. Ryan Swen's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    One of De Palma's most straightforward morality tales, wrapped up in a deliciously twisted plot.

  10. bryanvmh's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    It's like, the arena IS AMERICA

  11. James Mackin's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    Oh boy, De Palma does a doozy here. And Nic Cage is just giving his all, destroying limits, setting trends. This is an underrated jewel.

  12. A47's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    "Go to confession later, but don't burry yourself now." Motion, movement and blocking are all in peak form here, a masterful malaise of narrative kinetic frenzy. These characters are larger than life but comically grounded in archetypes and sincere want. Years later, Snake Eyes plays for what critics were too myopic to see upon release: a fun post-modern meta-imbued rebuke to the death of the thrill. Hitch be damned.

  13. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Snake Eyes

    **1/2. A 10 minutes long sequence shot supposed to be THE objective point of view of the film. During the rest of the film, Brian De Palma will tear it apart by using all the resources of image processing he could think of. A movie zone De Palma aficionados or Film Studies' would-be scholar.

  14. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Snake Eyes

  15. smndvdcl's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    One of de Palma's and Cage's finest. A surprising high-concept gem that deserves repeat viewing.

  16. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    I loved the opening sequence, but beyond that I don't remember much. De Palma sometimes feels like a massive collection of set-pieces rather than films-- like Argento, but with higher highs and fewer lows.

  17. film_lies101's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    I may be in the minority but I like De Palma's less overtly "homage" films more than his other flicks. Nic Cage puts in a test run for a character that he takes over the edge in Herzog's Bad Lieutenant. The cinematagrophy/camerawork are applaudable, the atmosphereis oppressive, and Gary Sinise at his most bastardy. Thus, late nite cinema at it's finest!

  18. Tlr Creme Org's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    The first 45 mins are cool, then it's crushed under the weight of it's own ambitions

  19. Graham Ball's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    De Palma? Never been a fan to be truthful. I think his reputation/ legacy as a filmmaker rests solely on a couple of slightly above average films and over the years his films have deteriorated in quality. He should never be mentioned in the same breath as Scorsese in my opinion!

  20. T. J. Mesen's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    De Palma's most underrated along with Raising Cain and Mission to Mars. The camera and it's wandering snake eyes are the main character; juxtaposing multiple perspectives, tricking others, and tricking the audience. At times its invasive and godlike, others limited and naive. De Palma takes his obsession with perception and the mechanics of the camera and makes them subject matter, to the extent that...

  21. Sudipto Basu's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    The fantasy of the omniscient eye, or a wet dream about the utopian possibilities of the surveillance age.

  22. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    Finally, a late De Palma flop that really is as underrated as the Cahiers du Cinema says! The film's construction—Rashomon via tracking shots—is audacious and fluid, and the film plays so many games with the idea of "seeing" that it becomes a cockeyed self-reflection on the ties between eyeballs, cameras, and facts. Many people will be turned off by a campy Nic Cage performance. My advice: it's 1998, go with it.

  23. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film Snake Eyes

    Even Hitchockier than De Palma's usual output aesthetically, but spiritually feels closer to a Kurosawa movie in many ways. I'm truly baffled by the disdain people seem to have for this film.

  24. Umberto Damiano's rating of the film Snake Eyes

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