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5.0 out of 5 stars
Ambitious and intelligent sci-fi drama, 11 Aug. 2009
Confusingly at first, Primer seems to be narrated by one of its primary protagonists, referring to himself and friends in the third person. Eventually of course, this is explained, but this film is not afraid to credit its audience with much higher intelligence than most Hollywood films, and this in itself makes it rewarding viewing. Everything about Primer speaks of confidence, ambition, creativity and (perhaps most crucially) capability. Director-writer-producer-composer-editor-star Shane Carruth furnishes his brilliantly original story with naturalistic (read: borderline incomprehensible) dialogue, a tense score and brilliant montage editing.