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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Concerning the adventures of two brothers in search of their renegade, anarchist terrorist, all-star shortstop dad in Long Island. ("It's not an Island, it's a terminal murain... the land left over when ice recedes," one casually observes.) Features an odd, if entrirely characteristic, dance sequence to Sonic Youth's "Kool Thing" and Martin...
Published on 15 Mar 2000

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3.0 out of 5 stars Dodgy DVD
I hadn't seen this film for years. It used to be one of my favourites and watching it again I remember why.
The DVD itself is another matter though. A horrible transfer and they've even managed to get the name of the film wrong in both the packaging and the menus.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 15 Mar 2000
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This review is from: Simple Men [VHS] [1992] (VHS Tape)
Concerning the adventures of two brothers in search of their renegade, anarchist terrorist, all-star shortstop dad in Long Island. ("It's not an Island, it's a terminal murain... the land left over when ice recedes," one casually observes.) Features an odd, if entrirely characteristic, dance sequence to Sonic Youth's "Kool Thing" and Martin Donovan's ode to Hot f**cking Tuna. Entirely essential for fans of the director; others may be baffled.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dodgy DVD, 31 Mar 2013
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I hadn't seen this film for years. It used to be one of my favourites and watching it again I remember why.
The DVD itself is another matter though. A horrible transfer and they've even managed to get the name of the film wrong in both the packaging and the menus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab film, 28 April 2014
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I am a massive fan of Hal Hartley but you don't get to see his films at the cinema (where I live) so was very happy to find his back catalogue giving me the opportunity to start buying my favourites (as well as new releases). This film is worth buying alone just for the cast dancing to Sonic Youth. Still puts a smile on my face. If you like quirky, thought provoking films, try Hal Hartley, you won't regret it.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent early Hartley's film, 19 Sep 2003
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My second best Hartley's film. A bit more professional in the making than the Unbelievable Truth, though maybe it lacks the immense freshness of the Hartley's very first film. Hence the 4 stars, not 5.
Anyway, really worth it, nothing to do with his pseudo-sophisticated and boring later films like Amateur.
When does it come out on DVD? (Hint!)
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bande a part revisited., 15 Jun 2013
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I suspect most people either love or hate Hal Hartley. I find myself somewhere in between. He is entertaining, funny, pretentious, infuriating, clever (sometimes too clever), moving, David Mamet crossed with Oscar Wilde, that ends up being completely original. I just wish he'd acknowledged that the dance scene is a complete homage (to put it politely) to the dance in Godard's Bande a part, even down to the the pretty girl with a gamine fringe.
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