Warner Bros. | Release Date: December 18, 1975
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April22Jun 8, 2019
Every single scene is a painting, a wonderful picture, a kind of travel into a big museum. GIANT MOVIE.
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TheTrueMoviesJun 17, 2019
Kubrick shows to all the people how much his powerful directing is masterpiece in every single scene and imagine. One of the best cinematography of ever.
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TheGodReviewer_Jul 14, 2019
"The Duellists" and "Barry Lyndon" represent the best period movies of all time! A visual pleasure, every frame is poetic and perfectly built on the screen!
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amheretojudgeSep 23, 2019
Kubrick and the actors put up a long and beautiful show in one night and we are told it spans over years and years.

Barry Lyndon Stanley Kubrick is something I don't get. He is a phenomenon more than he is a person or an artist or a
Kubrick and the actors put up a long and beautiful show in one night and we are told it spans over years and years.

Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick is something I don't get. He is a phenomenon more than he is a person or an artist or a storyteller. His calmness never holds the screen. It should. But it doesn't. Instead, it melts like warm butter. That, right there, remains to be a mystery. The unfathomable perspective that he spins on the known stories is both dangerous and sensual. The long slow seductive process that is exhaustingly beautiful casts a flattering impact on us, leaving us buzzed and provoked on the themes he explores.

It is a date night movie in that sense. Despite being ironic in its bones and inhumanly dark in its analysation of the behavior that you would expect. And no, it doesn't shock anywhere to what it has to display. If anything it is a slow burn. You can predict the banality that these characters would go through and it is exactly how it goes. Not only now you are hooked to see the self created doom but also are waiting for Kubrick to put it on screen with his unique visual storytelling skills.

The result is pure joy. Perpetually even, balanced in "how" it has to say. "What" has to say gets deliberately lost into the dust. The film is a character driven journey of a guy trying to fit into the change in the social norms of a bygone era where too, it found difficulty to enhance his views. The film starts from zooming in, framing the world that our protagonist lives in and fails to be unselfish in its vocab. As the film develops the camera zooms out to mock his character that thinks he understood the sacrifices and importance of the others in this world. While the truth of the matter is, Barry Lyndon isn't mature enough to take care of himself, let alone others.
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JackTorrance_Jul 23, 2019
Barry Lyndon is the deconstruction of the human being. A movie about a man and his adventures told by the wonderful hand of Kubrick. It's not a movie, It's a series of paintings. MASTERPIECE.
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FrancisDGJun 4, 2019
A masterpiece, nothing more to say. Great directing and acting. One of the best movie ever.
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FrancisDG2002Jul 3, 2019
Barry Lyndon is perhaps the best historical movie ever made, with a wonderful directing from Stanley Kubrick!!! Great cinematography too.
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gracjanskiApr 24, 2020
What a surprise. After the first few minutes I was thinking the movie will be boring, because you see a naive boy, the time is the boring 18th century (the behaviour, the fashion, the language) and the duration of the movie is over 3 hours.What a surprise. After the first few minutes I was thinking the movie will be boring, because you see a naive boy, the time is the boring 18th century (the behaviour, the fashion, the language) and the duration of the movie is over 3 hours. But the movie is great: It was very interesting to see the development of Barry Lyndon from a naive boy into an experienced man. The movie felt like a biography, but also like a historical documentary, very accurate. Also the pictures were stunning beautiful with a lot of details. Expand
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fonzeaMay 19, 2020
The film has a spellbinding effect, almost as if the screen is a window through time itself.
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PedroMorgan1234Aug 25, 2020
Amazing movie.Kubrick is one of the best director of all time.This is a masterpiece with
Rosseau's philosophy.
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LittleEggJun 20, 2020
Probably the most gorgeous movie ever shot, and one of kubricks underrated masterpieces. Utterly brilliant.
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