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  • Summary: The latest provocation from surrealist master Jan Svankmajer is based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade. Lunacy combines live action and stop-motion, sex and violence, grand guignol terror and gallows humor, and a lot of animated meat.The latest provocation from surrealist master Jan Svankmajer is based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade. Lunacy combines live action and stop-motion, sex and violence, grand guignol terror and gallows humor, and a lot of animated meat. (Zeitgeist Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 90
    One of the best films of the year.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    Svankmajer has crafted his finest live-action feature to date.
  3. The film is imaginative but ugly, with bodily functions an unending source for grotesque and revolting imagery.
  4. While Lunacy leaves you with the impression that Svankmajer is more expressive with cutlets than he is with his atypically human-dominated dreamscape, some of the images are doozies.
  5. 50
    Weird anachronisms (cars, telephones, home computers) contribute to the craziness, but despite the copious imagination on display, this is a fairly long haul.
  6. 50
    Lunacy is dark, scary, and yucky--even by the Czech animator's own standards.
  7. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    50
    More moving animal parts and less human pontificating would make a stronger case for a tale already rich in imagery. Another drawback is Liska, too one-dimensional to stand against Triska's overpowering performance.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Joshc
    Apr 8, 2008
    7
    Lunacy is Svankmajer's most political work

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