Miramax Films | Release Date: November 30, 2007
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Universal acclaim based on 183 Ratings
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ASJun 9, 2008
A moving story, a good movie. Not exceptional anyway.
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BethC.Jan 18, 2008
The cinematography was noteworthy, at first showing us the world from the hero's viewpoint. There was some good acting, and it is especially good to see Max von Sydow in a non-villianous role. Yet somehow the movie left me cold. It The cinematography was noteworthy, at first showing us the world from the hero's viewpoint. There was some good acting, and it is especially good to see Max von Sydow in a non-villianous role. Yet somehow the movie left me cold. It isn't only because it was sometimes a very difficult film to watch. It just became too tedious and too repetitious (how many more times did we need to hear the alphabet recited), and I kept looking at my watch, waiting for it to end. Expand
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JeffJ.Feb 16, 2008
While the story is moving and genuinely tragic, I found the movie plodding. Watching it did make me think of what I would want should the same fate find me. I'm not sure why he was so admired and loved by the hospital staff; the film While the story is moving and genuinely tragic, I found the movie plodding. Watching it did make me think of what I would want should the same fate find me. I'm not sure why he was so admired and loved by the hospital staff; the film did not make that clear. Expand
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JoJoJJan 14, 2008
While the story itself is "inspirational" and "incredible," I did not connect with the film. I understand the task of blinking out a book is insanely difficult and this man was brave and I am in awe of him. But he didn;t seem like that noble While the story itself is "inspirational" and "incredible," I did not connect with the film. I understand the task of blinking out a book is insanely difficult and this man was brave and I am in awe of him. But he didn;t seem like that noble of a man in life ... abandoning his kids, putting Celine through that scene at the hospital when his mistress calls. Why didn't he blink out "CALL BACK TOMORROW" ?? And the first 20 minutes wer so disorienting with teh in and out of first person focus that I almost had to leave b/c I was physically uncomfortable. I understand that was the director's intent ... but it doesn't make it any less unpleasant. Expand
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BeteNJan 20, 2008
Long, uncomfortable and absent of pathos.
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EricS.Feb 4, 2008
Half of this visually stunning but ultimately empty film is literally spent inside the head of a man suffering from "locked-in syndrome." Ironically, the viewer never gets much of an idea of who he is as a person. The other characters are Half of this visually stunning but ultimately empty film is literally spent inside the head of a man suffering from "locked-in syndrome." Ironically, the viewer never gets much of an idea of who he is as a person. The other characters are even more undeveloped. If you consider yourself a film geek you will love Diving Bell as it is truly a unique cinematic experience. If you want a satisfying story look elsewhere, perhaps to the book of the same title. Expand
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