A bewitching combinatory adaptation of the Bluebeard tale and a 15th century Portuguese fable of a damsel who disguises herself as a knight errant, Silvestre is both radically feminist and fascinated with the dark, primal logic of the paternal order. Monteiro’s earliest collaboration with producer Paulo Branco was among his first to receive international acclaim, with special attention given to Silvestre’s daring use of deliberate artifice – front-projected backgrounds, extended freeze frames, theatrical performances – to capture the fatalistic rhythm and dream logic of myth.
Writer:João César Monteiro (scenario), Maria Velho da Costa (dialogue), João César Monteiro (dialogue)
A bewitching combinatory adaptation of the Bluebeard tale and a 15th century Portuguese fable of a damsel who disguises herself as a knight errant, Silvestre is both radically feminist and fascinated with the dark, primal logic of the paternal order. Monteiro’s earliest collaboration with producer Paulo Branco was among his first to receive international acclaim, with special attention given to Silvestre’s daring use of deliberate artifice – front-projected backgrounds, extended freeze frames, theatrical performances – to capture the fatalistic rhythm and dream logic of myth. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Eric O (us) wrote: makes me wanna hunt down JJ's new "owners." great doc, everyone - especially every animal person - should check it out
Martin O (ca) wrote: Pretty cool. Good idea and well executed.
Katri N (gb) wrote: The characters do not say much, but that's familiar to a Finn. Lovely humor and nice flow. This movie left me happy and satisfied. One more reason to avoid Hollywood movies.
Daniel S (gb) wrote: Beautifully shot, and with a very intriguing setting courtesy of the novel it was based on. Unfortunately, it's also predictable where it isn't inexplicable, paced with agonizing inconsistency, has a tone that's all over the map, and features plot holes you could drive a truck through. Overall, an engaging premise is wrecked by cliche and poor plotting. You're welcome for not using a train pun.
William R (br) wrote: I guess you could call it "scary," but I don't think fear is what I felt while watching this. Honestly, it kind of made me feel uncomfortable, but I don't really know why. I mean, I did feel scared, but only a little bit. Despite that, the premise was interesting and weird enough--and I mean "good" weird--to keep me watching till the end, however it was also confusing (one of the reasons is because I couldn't tell the twins apart), so I had to watch it a second time. But if you love horror (in my case, discomfort) and weirdness, then you should definitely watch this. Also, one of the good few good things worth watching here is the twins' very effective acting. The rest of the cast was good too, but Gary and Edmund really stand out.
Giuseppe P (nl) wrote: Forse mi aspettavo qualcosa in pi da questo documentario di un italiano esule in Svezia, ma in Italia forse sono quasi tutte cose risapute sul potere della televisione e dell'apparenza, con i noti personaggi di Lele Mora (xenofobo di merda) e Corona (ridicolo Robin Hood moderno). Di certo in Italia il problema pi accentuato ma non risulta peculiare di altri paesi occidentali imbottiti di reality e di gossip. Il ritmo lento come la nausenante voce fuori campo del doppiaggio italiano.
Jonathan M (au) wrote: Compelling look at Arthur Russell's life that gives a good understanding of the breadth of his accomplishment. I'm not sure if it is of general interest, but it should be.
Ian L (jp) wrote: Worst 1:53:34 ever. If you love movies that aren't funny, then this is the movie for you!
John B (ca) wrote: Good if not great documentary. A study in the human reaction to extreme circumstances. Perhaps it would have been more effective in the hands of a more experienced documentary film maker.
Rasheed T (ca) wrote: I have to say, this was entertaining. I love how the horror in this movie was set, and crazy amount of twists that make this movie gold.
Gordon R (ru) wrote: Three friends go looking for DB Coopers money. What happens along the way becomes a hilarious adventure. Sure, the plot is predictable but the jokes are funny and Burt Reynolds makes a funny cameo.
Dylan K (jp) wrote: not the worst animated movie ever (i'm looking at you food fight) but it was a waste of potential, however if it were executed better then maybe it would be worth the watch. other than that i just defend the movie because it bombed miserably at the box office and i liked parts of it as a guilty pleasure.
Ryan V (fr) wrote: There's a lot of comic talent on display here. I've never understood the negative reputation this movie has. It's not a classic, but is enjoyable enough.
Nate Natan N (nl) wrote: These reviews on Hook here are criminal. I am never trusting Rotten Tomato again
Ted W (ca) wrote: My wife, youngest daughter and I watched this the other day. We were all sobbing uncontrollably by the ending. Stanwyck is amazing in her ability to deglamorize to an uncomfortable point. Credit is also due to the author who didn't make this a story pointing out how evil any person is. In fact, if anything, the villain of the piece must be the environment in which Stella was raised.