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  • Summary: Written by legendary theater artist, Richard Foreman, Planet Earth: Dreams revolves around the desire to escape -- not to a Dream world -- but to a mode of consciousness in which one is able to function in real life with the same mental freedom the dream mind has available in the realm of sleep. (Start Here Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. One of a kind, turning Foreman trademarks such as self-satirical acting and out-of-nowhere music into powerful elements of an outlandish story.
  2. 63
    Makes about as much sense as most dreams. But that's to be expected, because the video feature is a series of successive dreams.
  3. 50
    Hopkins possesses a Candide-like equanimity in the face of bizarre happenstance that is thoroughly charming and keeps the story's excesses from becoming exasperating.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Mendel's visuals consistently fall short of the strange oneiric quality of Foreman's strategically normal-seeming dialogue, with its subtly irregular pauses and repetitions, its austere ellipses and enigmatic insistences.
  5. Unfortunately, the film lacks the hypnotizing strangeness of Foreman's best stage efforts and also pales in comparison to cinematic works like Matthew Barney's far more ambitious "Cremaster" series.
  6. 30
    Isn't very successful at evoking the dream state, but does a good job of inducing it.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    The acting is deliberately bad, directed to an ostensibly dreamlike flatness; and it's also just plain bad.