Songs from the Second Floor

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19

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  1. Carl
    Jun 29, 2003
    This is probably the most pretentious and overrated movie of all time. It's so boring it's almost unwatchable, and there's not one good actor in the movie and all the dialogue is stupid. Avoid this movie at all costs.
  2. JohnC.
    Oct 24, 2004
    Occasionally absurdly humorous. There was probablyan underlying message, but there was very little effort to show how the many disconnected scenes related to the message. Too uninvolving to make a deeper exploration worthwhile. A gem for fans of aesthetic weirdness ala Eraserhead.

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. In place of a conventional plot, this utterly unique Swedish movie offers a series of related episodes -- Some are funny, some are tragic, all are dreamlike and unpredictable, suggesting that the 21st century will be a lot weirder and wackier than we expect.
  2. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    One of the most highly crafted pics in recent memory, and certainly the most original in vision of the 23 features competing at Cannes this year, Songs From the Second Floor rapidly wears out its welcome after the first few reels to finish up as a perplexing objet d'art.
  3. Often seems more old-fashioned than modern.