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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. 83
    A tough picture to wrap your brain around.
  2. Plays out the notion of the forces of light being inexorably drawn to those of darkness, of the older generation betraying the younger and maybe even an indictment of European indifference to the Balkans' agony.
  3. 80
    The film is at once breathtaking and ridiculous, and it's the tension between these two extremes, as well as Carax's own intoxicating style, that makes it essential viewing.
  4. There's only one Carax, uncompromisingly ambiguous.
  5. Carax has a wonderful cinematic eye and a personal feeling for editing rhythms, and his sense of overripeness and excess virtually defines him.
  6. Carax, with Pola X, has become a parody of himself with a self-indulgent, overreaching style that many viewers will find a struggle to watch -- provided they can contain their contempt for pretentiousness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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