Written September 15, 2012
This is an attempt at a masterpiece that goes a great way towards achieving it. The performances are worth the price of admission. The dialogue is excellent. The story is, for the most part, riveting. You'll stare at the screen slightly confused and love it. Things start to get a little too strange towards the end and smatterings of "very odd indeed" throughout, but you can take it. If you want to have seen all the Oscar nominated films and performances, you're going to start here.
Written September 24, 2012
Mixed bag. Mostly awesome, but the low points are low. A handful of very strange scenes. If for no other reason, see it to watch Phoenix. Incredible character.
Written September 23, 2012
The master was masterful at putting me to sleep. Acting was very good, but the story was hard to follow, even knowing what the story was supposedly about. Maybe i'm just dumb?
Written September 22, 2012
My wife and I Walked out of this film. Totally wasted our evening and money! I guess the only plus was that I guess the film did a good job at protraying what a nut-job this guy was. What was Amy Adams thinking getting involved in such a sick and depraved film. I'm sure there are going to be tons of people who will say they liked it but if you are an intelligent and normal person I wouldn't waste my time....it's disturbing that there are people walking around that would actually enjoy this film and see "beauty" in it. Ugh!!!!
Written October 01, 2012
Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman are brilliant, but that is the only reason to see it. The director jumps from one scene to another, scenes are not connected, and the story is ridiculous. I guess you have to really LOVE this director in order to like this so-called ART movie. My husband and myself, and the people in front of us were all looking at our watches. It was close to torture after about the first hour.