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      On the Silver Globe

      1987 2h 46m Sci-Fi Adventure Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 80% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A new primitive civilization founded by space explorers finds its messiah. Read More Read Less

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      A.O. Scott New York Times 150 minutes of passionate and complicated science fiction, interspersed with documentary footage of ordinary Poles going about terrestrial business in the final days of Communism. May 3, 2018 Full Review Scout Tafoya Even out of time, even incomplete, even now that its director is gone for good, On The Silver Globe endures and its beautiful power will never dim. Rated: 4/4 Jul 29, 2016 Full Review Richard Brody New Yorker It's among the most visually extravagant films ever made. Jul 25, 2016 Full Review Andrew Todd Birth.Movies.Death. One can only imagine how influential it would have been had it been completed and released as intended. Sep 1, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Arthouse uniquely weird sci-fi film. Rated: B Nov 23, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      g j Yeah... na. Despite some arresting visuals this is an overbloated and horribly pretentious snorefest. This would work much better as a series of indvidual vignettes, as its merit as a movie is severely hampered by its lack of a coherent plot. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/23/24 Full Review All Things F Unbelievable how someone can watch two hours and forty four minutes of naval gazing and mindless pseudo religious babble and call it cinema. There is no consistent through line or story. Just one disconnected scene after another. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/16/23 Full Review Jos C A unique aesthetic, sensory and emotional experience! A sublime masterpiece and absolutely not to be missed! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/13/23 Full Review IrateTyrant C Truly one of the best movies ever made This was one of the only movies I'll sit through these days over two hours, and it was totally worth it. From start to finish this movie brings sensationalism to new extremes. There is a voice-over narration which tells that one fifth of the movie is taken from a documentary, which happens to be mostly of subway tunnels and blur-vision scenery in what I'm assuming is the home country of Poland where it was shot. The scenes which it navigates are astounding and follow a group of astronauts from another planet who have colonized from Earth. The dialogue and monologues of the film are intriguing and supremely anecdotal and breathe life into the intense cinematography. There are scenes of robots from the future, and golf-cart-like rides through amazing landscapes which fuse the surreal experience of the film. The last scenes are blood-soaked, and many of the sequences which feature the alien "species" are insanely grotesque and imaginative. It's one of the best movies ever made, in my opinion. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/29/23 Full Review Audience Member A Unique experience. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member The Silver Globe is among the strangest, most theatrical, most maddening films I've ever seen. It is a bleak, half-finished cosmic masterpiece that disparages mythology, civilization, and even story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A new primitive civilization founded by space explorers finds its messiah.
      Andrzej Żuławski
      Andrzej Żuławski
      Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama
      Original Language
      2h 46m