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      Siesta

      R 1987 1 hr. 37 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      14% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 63% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A sky diver (Ellen Barkin) wakes up in the middle of nowhere in Spain and dreamily recalls how she got there. Read More Read Less

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      john k I saw this a few years back when I was doing nothing so what the heck, I liked Ellen Barkin's movies, especially Johnny Handsome. I was unsure where it was going, but everyone seemed just a little off center except Ellen's character and natch, the opposite happens and it is Ellen's character that isnt right, but everyone else makes sense once it is clear what really happened. Not great but reminded me of Dont Look Now, a much superior movie, but still a fun watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/22/23 Full Review StephenPaul C The greatest 01 hour: and 37 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/19/23 Full Review steve d not a lot there for the actress to do. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review dominique w Criminally underrated and unacknowledged. Deserving of reappraisal from a 21st century audience. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I had wanted to see this for years because I knew the soundtrack and it was stunning. But in some ways the music mirrors the film. Bits of brilliance that link not at all. Except the movie just links not at all. I really wanted to like this. One critic had pointed out Mary Lambert was a music video director, and perhaps that is her forte. 97 min plots are not. I haven't read the book so cannot comment on the source material but it did feel like one of those meandering 60s films with no plot either. In fact 60s sums it up apart from the nudity. Julian Sands (the Americans' idea of an archetypal rich English fop) cements that air. The nudity is not gratuitous as this is a ‘film about death and sex', but one cannot help feeling there is a better film to be made about that. So sad. I will try to repossess the music now -Miles is…Miles. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Ellen Barkin wakes up in Spain covered in blood and unable to remember the last few days. She fears she might have murdered her ex-boyfriend Garbriel Byrne or his wife Isabella Rossellini. She is supposed to be back in the States performing a stunt jump for her new boyfriend, Martin Sheen, but she stays around trying to determine what happened ... getting involved with eccentric millionaire Julian Sands, Jodie Foster, Spanish cab driver Alexei Sayle and Grace Jones. I thought it was pretty incredible that I had never heard of a film with this cast and plot line. It's easy enough to explain that ... the film is a roaring piece of shit. Slow, meandering and incoherent, it feels designed to generate a cult following with it's deliberate weirdness. Other than a truly astonishing amount of nudity from Barkin, there's quite literally no reason to watch this. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The film is finally overwhelmed by its own ambition, not to mention one too many gimmicks in its plot, but it goes down swinging. Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Elizabeth Pincus Gay Community News (Boston) Siesta is too hokey to even pass as camp. Sep 13, 2022 Full Review Cathy Burke United Press International Like a nightmare, it's the surreal feeling of the movie that stays with you. Unfortunately it is also like a nightmare in that there's little of the movie you care to remember. Oct 9, 2016 Full Review Michael Szymanski International Press Academy Rated: 1/5 Oct 7, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 4, 2005 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall Rated: 3/5 Nov 15, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A sky diver (Ellen Barkin) wakes up in the middle of nowhere in Spain and dreamily recalls how she got there.
      Director
      Mary Lambert
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $604.5K
      Sound Mix
      Surround