Avec une solide assurance conjecturant une constatation intime de la connexité entre homophobie et inconscient désir pédérastique, Xavier Dolan nous livre une âcre et incisive immersion dans l'ambivalence de la nature humaine, assurant avec plénitude et décontraction une interprétation toute en finesse et en naturel... www.cinefiches.com
It made me hypothesize about filmmaking that takes a slightly implausible premise, and keeps adding unlikely, illogical bits to it, this way challenging its audience into actively thinking about its theme. Then, about forty minutes in, I couldn't deny any further it's just crappy writing.
Beautiful movie about everything that comes with the responsibility of loving while being an human being. Amazing visuals that scream fear but hope at the same time. Craw; it leads you into gasping moments, tearing moments and it gives you the shivers on the majority of the scenes. It's perfect, and all the music is great. Very well done, so much better than Les Amours Imaginaires.
Stylistically, Xavier Dolan remains one of the most interesting and inventive young voices of cinema, but when it comes to content and narrative, his films are not quite satisfying yet. Tom at the Farm may have marked a new, more mature direction for the promising talent, but it's only new in style because the themes and ideas behind the film are becoming too repetitive as they haven't really changed since his debut.
Brillant erzählter Psycho-Thriller - ein klaustrophobisches Kammerspiel um Gewalt und unterdrückte Leidenschaft. Muss man gesehen haben ! Aber in der Originalsprache, die hier eine besondere dramaturgische Rolle spielt, wie auch der geniale Soundtrack von Gabriel Yared !
For the life of me I cannot understand the positive reviews this film got. Dumb dialogue, inexplicable motivation, a dragging plot, mismatched music, unbelievable characters - it is a disaster in every way. To compare this with Hitchcock as some critics did borders on sacrilege. And when an actor-director honours himself with one close-up after the other narcissism has a field day.