Written July 29, 2015
This movie was perhaps the most complex and compelling film I have ever seen. It is hard to follow for this reason, and perhaps me being a SciFi aficionado makes a difference, but I see this move as a brilliant celebration of the continuity of life through reincarnation. The director has been criticized for drudgery and boredom, and I can certainly see the reason for this. It is long and arduous. However, the story line's complexity demands a through examination of each life event to describe the interaction and continuity that does exist.
If you don't like long movies such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, then this movie is not for you. But if you have a vivid imagination and if you believe in reincarnation or the power of love and the humanity that is in most of us, then it is not one you should miss.
I would not be surprised to see Tom Hanks nominated as Best Actor. Other actors also portray their characters extremely well.
Written June 30, 2016
This movie is a heady, trippy exploration of freedom, love and boundaries. Don't listen to the reviews - see the movie on the big screen and make up your own mind!
Written November 05, 2012
this is by far the best movie i have seen in years. one of the best i've ever seen in my 30 years of living. do not pay any attention to the negative reviews. this movie received a 10 minute standing ovation after it premiered at the sundance film festival this year. watch the movie and you'll see why.
Written May 30, 2016
Well this movie was beyond my expectations. I'm not quite sure how to critique it. If you go with any expectations, you may leave dissapointed. However, I quite liked it. To me, it was like seeing or hearing about different storys randomly throughout the movie. They don't always relate to each other but seeing the same actors playing other roles is quite entertaining. I'll need to watch the movie again to better understand it myself. This movie does have it all though, comedy, sci fi, action, suspense,horror, thriller, EPIC. I don't see why their are so many bad reviews about this movie though. Perhaps mankind isn't sophisticated enough to enjoy the art of this film. Although I can't say that it's so amazing, you'll be missing out on a masterpiece if you don't go.....I can say that it's worth watching if you have about 3 hours to spend.
Written April 28, 2015
This movie is an amazing tribute to movie making. To make visual and connect the dots in such a conscious way is something that only great directors and story tellers can do. While it was somewhat hard to get into in the beginning by the time you have time to think you are already absorbed by the story as it connects together one of the most complex plots portrayed on the big screen. It leaves one seeking more even though it’s almost 3 hours in length. The audience is then able to make conclusions for themselves by the time that it completes its journey and bring forth its divine messages.