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4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric eye candy,Walken replete with dodgy Irish accent, 29 July 2003
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This review is from: The Eternal [DVD] (DVD)
I wasn't expecting too much as it's a shockingly undermarketed film - considering.
Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised. The cinematography is innovative and beautifully executed. Most of the characters are solid and the main couple endearing. The soundtrack is appropriately eerie and then at times irreverant. The locations, sets, lighting and costumes are excellent.
There are a couple of plot failures - or rather plot jerks, were you feel yourself jumping back out of the screen. In one scene in particular you feel very uncomfortable, almost embarrased for the actors.
Some in our home audience criticised the plot as complex or muddled at the end; and some complained that there were no obvious motives. These are all valid perspectives. The film relies heavily on flashbacks to convey meaning to the present and with a bit of lateral thinking you can work out excactly what's going on.
What grips you about the film from the outset is that it is very atmospheric and cleverly shot. And for those reasons alone you should watch it.
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