Kino International | Release Date: June 25, 2010
7.6
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Generally favorable reviews based on 71 Ratings
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TLHGSep 25, 2016
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. There is a nice idea behind this movie in terms of context and allegory, and the best part of experiencing the movie is figuring this out during the first act (specially). Once you figured this idea out, it is exciting because it has great potential. Unfortunately, for my style, the movie follows an, emotionless obvious line. Plus, editing, cinematography, and countless filler scenes in this movie are unnecessarily amateurish, making the movie slowww, boring, and distant from the audience. Just a dull, empty experience. The movie does develop a style people into the cult, intellectual movie scene might enjoy. For more pragmatic folks, watch Room or The Skin I Live In instead (a similar captivity motive, but much more involving, interesting, and well thought). Expand
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arislafJul 8, 2015
Seriously, on of the worst movies ever. Even disaster movie was better.. Avoid it at all costs. Boring, slow action, some sex scenes for fill in, slow talking characters..
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majinuniJun 9, 2011
I love disturbing movies, independent movies, foreign movies--I thought this film was tailor made for me. However, by the end, the gratuitous violence, repeated crassness, and shock after shock after shock had worn me down completely. This isI love disturbing movies, independent movies, foreign movies--I thought this film was tailor made for me. However, by the end, the gratuitous violence, repeated crassness, and shock after shock after shock had worn me down completely. This is a movie with great potential and an excellent premise, and several scenes are very well done. But the movie is so obsessed with being Disturbing (capital D) and Shocking that it feels like you are being repeatedly hit over the head with a sledgehammer. Exhausting! This film is not funny, or entertaining--it is hard work. I much preferred Haneke's Funny Games and even von Trier's Antichrist (though the last also grew monotonous and difficult to watch, I felt it had more artistic merit, and frankly I was less bored). Expand
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