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      Leo the Last

      R Released May 11, 1970 1h 43m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 50% Audience Score 50+ Ratings An exiled foreign prince (Marcello Mastroianni) lives decadently near a London slum, watching life with his bird scope. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Michael W Surreal, eye-opening dramedy about a wealthy, sheltered man who develops a social conscience (with a nod to Hitchcock's "Rear Window") and learns, by trial and error, how to confront social inequality and effect real change. I found it to be unique and inspirational. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/28/23 Full Review delysid d this movie was a little weird, but overall i liked it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/17/20 Full Review Audience Member John Boorman's cult favorite has a lot to say but an odd way to say it in. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Boorman's weird and utterly bizarre artsy fable about British aristocracy and class struggle. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Surreal and absurdest satire seems to stir many themes that vexes director John Boorman, but they come to life with little success artistically and less so entertainingly. Issues of class infuse other movies in Boorman's filmography, ranging from The General to Zardoz, but here we see actual class warfare break out in a strange battle at a housing block that seems to consist mostly of Marcello Mastroianni standing around looking dumbfounded while both sides shout at each other. Echoing Zardoz, we see the rich isolating themselves from the poorer class and consumed with elaborate and eccentric activities that hold little meaning. Case in point is the pool sequence that plays far too long and visually is a mess with its never-ending underwater butt shots. Boorman has never been shy of using nudity (see Excalibur and Zardoz), but here its just bizarre and certainly not beautiful or even erotic. The only intriguing visual flair is during the film's early half where we see Mastroianni take a cue from Rear Window and spy on his slum neighbors. He eventually gets to know and love them from afar. He races to their rescue a few times even, slowly building a bond with them. This is the only aspect of the movie with any interest. The spying sequence are madcap telescope shots following people around the block and in the beginning one suspects Boorman might actually film the whole movie in this way. This experimental approach combined with odd voice overdubs that serve to add to a sense of Mastroianni's confusion only serve to alienate the viewer. The songs used in the film date it terribly and don't help that they are terrible, begging to be muted. It's hard to admit a gifted filmmaker the likes of Boorman could have gone so wrong, but this movie absolute trash and not worth watching under any circumstances. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member John Boorman is one of my favourite directors. However, this early experimental film is a disaster in every way conceivable. Boring, pretentious, overacted, how he was able to raise money to make this is a mystery. I bought it out of curiosity, I wish I hadn't. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An exiled foreign prince (Marcello Mastroianni) lives decadently near a London slum, watching life with his bird scope.
      Director
      John Boorman
      Producer
      Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler
      Screenwriter
      John Boorman, Bill Stair, George Tabori
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Production Co
      Caribury Films Ltd., Chartoff/Winkler/Boorman
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 11, 1970, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 16, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 43m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm
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