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Posted September 1, 2012
One of my all-time favorite movies. Yes, the pacing is very slow
One of my all-time favorite movies. Yes, the pacing is very slow but that was the 18th century. The ponderous music sets the tone just right. Barry is the classic tragic hero who causes his own downfall, leaving destruction in his wake. Kubrik's movies always require at least 2 viewings.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Is how Harvard Lampoon regarded this when it first appeared. However, both Fellini and Scorcese regard this as a masterpiece. Who you gonna believe..? This holds up incredibly well. It makes all those Merchant Ivory films look positively limp. BL is subtle and funny, deeply upsetting and EXTREMELY beautiful. So Ryan was not a great choice for the lead, but he doesn't get in the way either. By the end of the first half you may be exhausted and not really care what happens, but keep watching as the downfall of Barry is chilling and exciting. There are some wrong notes(the epilogue is pointless)but this is a great film.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 23, 2009
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