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Holy Motors 2012

  • Leos Carax
  • October 17, 2012
  • 115 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Fantasy
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.
We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes youthful, sometimes old. By turns murderer, beggar, company chairman, monstrous creature, worker, family man.


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Some thoughts: This movie is illogical. This movie is artistic. This movie is engaging in the way you're grasping for logic, but almost justifiably frustrating in how it gives you no clarity. But maybe I'm just looking too hard. In any case, I can't really rate this movie, or artistic movies like it because the standard I use for ratings is based on logical plot and characters. This movie is in a category of its own, but I did enjoy the experience.

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It was a wannabe Holy Mountain that missed the point. The title implies that it's supposed to be a modern version, but it seems as though the director thought The Holy Mountain amounted to nothing other than "derp so random and weird". The main actor was fantastic, but the film itself was absolute garbage aside from some impressive cinematography here and there. The few amounts of symbolism and social commentary were embarrassingly obvious and forced ("beauty! weird!"). The musical scene was absolutely horribly delivered. It was a good movie for the first 20 minutes or so, but it wound up getting so much worse as it went along. If it wasn't clearly trying to be a Holy Mountain remake then I might have liked it better, but either way it wouldn't be anything that I could recommend.

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