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Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (6 of 7)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 516,609 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 7
Night of the Hunter [Import]
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It does not surprise me to see so many negative reviews. Almost every film I would call a masterpiece gets the same treatment. In this case most of the naysayers focus on the heightened style of the film. It is not meant to be realistic. It is a parable.
Many talk about Mitchum as the sole villian of the film. I believe that is incorrect. The film is full of villians. From the moment their father burdens John with the stolen money and swears him to secrecy, John and his sister Pearl are no longer able to function as children. They are under attack from every angle. Their mother fails to protect them. The townspeople they live with gossip about them, judge them and even chase… Read more
Jules and Jim [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jeanne Moreau
Jules and Jim [Import] DVD ~ Jeanne Moreau
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A meditation on freedom, June 26 2004
It doesn't suprise me that at least a 1/4 of the reviews here are from people who cannot understand why this movie is so beloved. Most people these days watch movies as spectacle. This film will give back whatever you invest in it. If you invest nothing, you get nothing.
As I've gotten older, this movie has become more and more emotional for me. The characters briefly live out a kind of reckless and carefree nirvana. They then spend the rest of the film trying to recreate the feeling. But as time goes on, entanglements creep in. Children are born. Wedding vows are taken. Friendships are tested. Which of us over 30 cannot relate to this?
The last line of the film, a… Read more