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  • Summary: Matthew Barney's Cremaster series has taken on a legendary stature. This final piece in the 5-part cycle is the longest, densest and most complex -- filled with beautiful, mystifying images, many of them harkening back to themes the artist has already established. (Film Forum)
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    90
    Matthew Barney delivers his masterpiece in Cremaster 3, unquestionably the 35-year-old sculptor-performance artist-filmmaker's most linear, most narratively inclined work to date.
  2. If Cremaster 3 is an innovative artwork that has been credited with breaking down the distance between sculpture and film, is it also a great movie? Probably yes.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    Barney has been criticized as willfully esoteric, but if traditional meaning is once again elusive in this film, it remains an enthralling aesthetic experience, one that's steeped in mystery and a ravishing, baroque beauty.
  4. 75
    A tour de force that is weird, wacky and wonderful.
  5. Barney's cinematic art inspires both awe and revulsion, often simultaneously.
  6. Few of its loosely linked vignettes have enough visual or emotional power to be very memorable.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Halter
    40
    Offers little beyond the momentary joys of pretty and weightless intellectual entertainment.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Jun 19, 2014
    6
    This movie is some next level **** or this dude is a **** troll. I enjoyed it but I wish I was inebriated when I was watching it. Not because it was bad I just wish I drunk off a bottle of VSOP or Goose. There's a lot of Irish chanting, and beer drinking. There is pretty chick wearing high-heels slicing potatos. There's a horde of classic cars having a battle royal in a skyscraper. There's a hobbit and lonely giant. There's a funeral for a zombie. It has some strange music. I compare this film to Monty Python, David Lynch, and a Julie Taymor sex tape. I say watch this it is good. Expand

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