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      Cremaster 3

      Released Apr 25, 2003 2 hr. 58 min. Fantasy List
      63% 41 Reviews Tomatometer 86% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Wild, eccentric characters observe great works of art. Read More Read Less

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      Juan F I saw this movie for the first time back in 2012 and since then I enjoy very few movies. After reflecting upon this for many years I think that it is a matter of how Barney allows time to flow in each scene, so much more naturally than most movies do. Each scene unfolds slowly, completley, which is actually the way that things happen. Since experiencing this movie, most other movies seem too hurried, everything happens so quickly and it just kills them for me. I still enjoy the likes of "Before sunset" where it´s just one long camera shot and conversation, that seems real. I still have some favorite hollywood pics, for sure, but in general I just stopped being able to digest the fast paced narratives of most. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Werner Herzog said: "We are surrounded by worn-out images, and we deserve new ones". Cremaster is one of those films that provides exactly this. Mind blowing visual poetry. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member interesting experimental pic Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member This is experimental film making at the extreme. Giving it a rating is actually pretty futile, come to think of it, since I'm not sure you can even rate films like these. Bizarre, unconventional, disturbing, amazing, surreal, boring, shocking - all fits but also defies easy labeling and description. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member It's not really possible to review this film - certainly not in comparison to any other film - because it's not, it's artwork. As a film it makes no sense, but as art, well, it's probably a masterpiece. There are some incredible scenes; beautiful colours and sets, and fitting music. Three hours with no real speech, other than the odd spot of singing, doesn't make it easier to understand, but speech would have totally ruined the eerie atmosphere. There are shocking moments, amusing moments, disturbing moments and, of course, lots of very, very weird moments! This film makes Lynch's "Mulholland Drive" look decidedly normal, and Bunuel's "Phantom of Liberty" - pah! - completely linear! Director Michael Barney has certainly achieved what he set out to achieve, and for that I can only give this the thumbs up! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Art or BS?... Ive gotta go with BS lol. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post Like poetry and music, it isn't so much what it means as how it means. The maze of the artist's endless, haunted hallways will keep you clueless, speechless and quite possibly sleepless, in the manner of all visionaries. Oct 8, 2010 Full Review Jamie Russell BBC.com Rated: 4/5 Feb 3, 2004 Full Review Lisa Kennedy Denver Post It is either an unparalleled opportunity to witness the work of an artist proclaimed by some the 'most important American artist of his generation.' Or an obligation to witness the work of the artist etc., etc. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 1, 2003 Full Review Ian Buckwalter DCist May be the best combination of everything that Barney does best in this series: the striking visuals, a definite narrative, and enough variety to keep things interesting. The final sequence, "The Order," is as engaging as this series gets. Rated: 8/10 Oct 11, 2010 Full Review Nick Davis Nick's Flick Picks Barney's outlandish mise-en-scne, forever emphasizing the organic, the amorphous, the massive, the adhesive, and the fluorescent in quite literal ways, also retains those very qualities in my memory. Rated: A May 19, 2010 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Wild, eccentric characters observe great works of art.
      Director
      Matthew Barney
      Distributor
      Palm Pictures
      Production Co
      Glacier Field LLC
      Genre
      Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 25, 2003, Wide
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $514.6K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital