One dark night, at water’s edge, a family of musicians encounter aquatic sirens Silver and Golden. After assuring the family that they won’t eat them up, the winsome mermaids are recruited to join the Figs and Dates band at a neon-lit Warsaw dance club.
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Smoczynska's feature debut impresses with its original mix of the macabre, movie musical, superstition and midnight movie bizarreness. The film is often entertaining but also has a confrontational element that makes the viewer ill-at-ease quite often. Visually arresting throughout. A cult film begging discovery.
A film with few parallels to draw from. An entertaining, mystifying, confusing and horrifying concoction. It's definitely the best horror mermaid musical I've ever seen, likely because it's the only one I've ever seen. Definitely watch it if you have the opportunity. There's never a dull moment.
The problem with “The Lure” is that it's really well done film. Visually very attractive, with great music, choreography and so on. But at the same time I feel it really has n o t h i n g to say at all.
You've never seen anything like this before. An ultra gory Polish Mermaid-Vampire musical fairy-tale. I'm really not sure who the audience is for this but I'm happy it exists. The performances, musical numbers, and visuals are stunning. It's a unique film that you have to see to believe. It's unfortunate that a film of this magnitude and ambition has so little to say.
Visually stunning but not engaging storywise. The characters have no real motivations and just kind of just do stuff. It is almost iconically gorgeous during much of the movie so I must give it a high rating for how stunning some of the imagery is. What should have been an outrageously original film became an unfollowable bore... But you can't take your eyes off it.