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  • Summary: A mysterious and enthralling story about fresh starts and the possibility of escape, both a tale of inner and outer traveling. The film follows the global travels of an enigmatic 68-year-old man (Subor) who goes looking for a long-lost son and a new organ to replace his ailing heart. (Wellspring)
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 100
    Enigmatic as it is, The Intruder dares us to see movies as visual marvels tethered to humanity.
  2. 100
    For Denis’ film - which may be her most intricately constructed and intensely beautiful to date - is one that transcends words and stories, a movie to be felt rather than rationalized.
  3. The texture and intensity of the odyssey makes it spellbinding.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    A beautiful, complex work that challenges viewers to mentally sift interior and exterior journeys.
  5. 80
    Exhilarating and exhausting, the kind of picture you don't bounce back from immediately. Yet its elusiveness is the very source of its poetic energy.
  6. The best way to enjoy The Intruder is to surrender to its poetry without demanding cut-and-dried explanations.
  7. Surrealism is one thing, but The Intruder appears so ill defined and random that it ends up looking simply inept.

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


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