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Planetarium

Released Aug 11, 2017 1h 45m Drama Fantasy Mystery & Thriller Romance TRAILER for Planetarium: Trailer 1 List
15% Tomatometer 26 Reviews 21% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
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The Summoning (Planetarium) looks out on a constellation of potentially brilliant ideas, but proves fatally unable to find its focus.

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Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times A singular, at times haunting experience. Aug 17, 2017 Full Review Richard Brody New Yorker For all of its virtues and distinctions, Planetarium isn't a comprehensive experience; it's a teeming and gleeful grab bag of deft cinematic flourishes. Aug 11, 2017 Full Review Peter Sobczynski RogerEbert.com A film that looks promising on paper but has no idea how to put its ingredients together. Rated: 2/4 Aug 11, 2017 Full Review Vadim Rizov Filmmaker Magazine This isn’t the good kind of mess that’s just bursting with too many ideas to contain itself: it’s just half-assed in multiple directions. Jan 12, 2023 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com Planetarium manages to ascend to a rare sense of cinematic wonder spliced intoxicatingly with an unshakeable stab of longing, and an inescapable sense of doom. Rated: 4/5 Oct 10, 2019 Full Review Stephanie Watts One Room With A View It's a shame because the idea behind Planetarium is interesting, and the visual style in the opening credits is promising, but the storytelling lacks presence, which makes it not much more than a collection of pretty but vacuous sequences. Rated: 2/5 Aug 24, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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Padraic R One of the worst films that I have ever seen. It starts off at a very slow pace and continues that way until the end. The end is not really the end because there is no real start, middle or end. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 06/09/24 Full Review Audience Member This is the worst movie I have ever seen. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Very good cinematography. The production design is so accurate and beautiful. The acting is really good and on the directing the movie is full of wonderful ideas... But in few words.. The screenplay sucks. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member (Español / English) Two American sisters (Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Deep) tour some theaters in Europe shortly before World War II with a number of spiritism, since one of them is a medium. When they are seen in Paris by a film producer (Emmanuel Salinger), he becomes enthusiastic about them and proposes a project to them. Planetarium is one of those films that contains interesting, even intriguing and perverse approaches, and several good ideas but that do not manage to integrate satisfactorily and that end up disintegrating, partly because of their nature and especially because of their cinematographic realization. Dos hermanas estadounidenses (Natalie Portman y Lily-Rose Deep) recorren algunos teatros de Europa poco antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial con un número de espiritismo, ya que una de ellas es medium. Cuando son vistas en París por un productor de cine (Emmanuel Salinger), éste se entusiasma con ellas y les propone un proyecto. Plantarium es de esas películas que contienen planteos interesantes, incluso intrigantes y perversos, y varias buenas ideas pero que no alcanzan a integrarse satisfactoriamente y que se terminan disgregando, en parte por su naturaleza y sobre todo por su realización cinematográfica. Reseña español Dos hermanas estadounidenses, Laura y Kate Barlow (Natalie Portman y Lily-Rose Deep) recorren algunos teatros de Europa poco antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial con un número de espiritismo, ya que una de ellas es medium. Cuando son vistas en París por André Korben, un productor de cine (Emmanuel Salinger), éste se entusiasma con ellas y les propone un proyecto. Plantarium es de esas películas que contienen planteos interesantes (incluso intrigantes y perversos) y varias ideas buenas pero que no alcanzan a integrarse satisfactoriamente y que se terminan disgregando, en parte por su naturaleza, por una ambigüedad que deja de ser efectiva y sobre todo por su realización cinematográfica. Sabemos que un planetario es un dispositivo que proyecta en una bóveda una cielo ilusorio. Uno de los temas de la película de Rebecca Zlotowski es los cruces entre realidad y ficción a través de la cinematografía (reminiscentes de algunos cuentos de Horacio Quiroga sobre el tema) y una realidad que en este caso es ambigua y que busca además el auxilio de la parapsicología y lo onírico. En cuanto al título en español alude a uno de los aspectos si se quiere perversos de la trama (tal vez el más original) que queda a medio camino. Y todo esto en un clima de época del que quiere resultar emergente pero sin lograrlo del todo. Planetarium ofrece una muy buena actuación de Emmnuel Salinger y como es usual en estas producciones, un primoroso diseño de arte. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review steve d an aimless, pointless film that's script has nothing to say. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A deep, moving and engrossing film, loses it's way a little in the middle, but covers fascinating topics and with gorgeous acting by Natalie Portman and Emmanuel Salinger. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Two sisters who are thought to be able to communicate with ghosts meet a visionary producer while performing in Paris.
Director
Rebecca Zlotowski
Producer
Frédéric Jouve
Screenwriter
Robin Campillo, Rebecca Zlotowski
Distributor
Vision Films
Production Co
RTBF, Kinology, Les Films Velvet, France 3 Cinéma, Les Films du Fleuve, Proximus
Genre
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery & Thriller, Romance
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 11, 2017, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 3, 2017
Runtime
1h 45m
Aspect Ratio
CinemaScope (2,35:1)
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