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5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly enthralling. Intelligent. Emotional, and at times disturbing., 12 May 2009
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I remember catching the last hour of this film late one night, and was so disappointed I'd missed the beginning I bought it the next day. This film is completely and utterly enthralling.

Stylistically shot, using flashback techniques (commonplace in many Roeg's films), superbly acted by Art Garfunkel as Alex Linden, and Theresa Russell as Melena Flaherty, this film is a must for anyone who can appreciate a film with an intelligent and highly emotional plot.

Not for those who enjoy light hearted, easy-going films, this film at times can be extremely difficult and disturbing to watch. Like Roeg's previous work 'Don't look now', Bad timing will always remain categorised as an all time great film, that excells in it's complex plot and stellar acting, rather than many films nowadays which require little or no thought, no imagination and require only the skills of the special effects department.

To me, Bad Timing is Nicolas Roeg's gem so to speak, and I highly recommend this film to anyone who truly appreciates the works of fantastic directors.
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Initial post: 1 Jun 2013 10:58:54 BDT
lucas says:
Thanks for your excellent review. I think Garfunkel is not an actor at all but your review manages to give a very good idea of what the film is about without revealing
the plot, what allows people who read your review to get interested in the dvd, order it and find out by themselves what happens in the film.
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