Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover Hezi—who's older, balding and married—rent a room to have an affair, while Ezra, a pot bellied divorcee, supervises an illegal construction site next door. All this racket drives Schwartz, a Holocaust survivor, to a mental breakdown. Other characters include illegal immigrants, a teenage boy who's afraid to serve in the army, and a corrupt police officer. In each scene the camera moves through walls, over desks, and around rooms in order to keep focused on the character it's following, in moments of drama as well as in moments of mudane daily activity
Qarlos J (jp) wrote: An closer look at a culture and its people facing a universal drama that seems to be anyone else's.
Ethan S (es) wrote: An awful, misguided sequel that isn't a afraid to try new things, but fails in every execution. Everything that was great about the original is thrown out the window for comedy and weird, out of place social commentary. Turning the villain into Freddy Krueger didn't give him more character, it made him silly. The film tries to do something interesting with character jumping. You never know who is actually the lead, making it so deaths are a surprise. Still, none of the characters are that interesting to begin with. The original had strong females, but this one has the dumbest female in any horror movie ever. Her boyfriend is fighting the killer, and she is sitting there watching. That doesn't make me like her, but that does make me not care if she lives or dies. A sniveling, screaming girl is not a character. It's an archetype that I was hoping was done with. Every single turn the movie made, I rolled my eyes. By the end, I didn't care what was even happening. I just wanted this horrible sequel to be over so I could go watch the original. Another thing I have to point out is that there were a lot of scenes involving the gruesome deaths of animals. Obviously there are many scenes of people being killed, but the scenes involving the animals were clearly put in for shock and comedy which I found abhorrent. Skip this movie, if you can even call it that.
Alex S (jp) wrote: I'm surprised that David Carradine actually appeared in this, I know that he's done loads of B movies but this is just total shit.
Hawk (jp) wrote: I really enjoyed this reboot of the Muppet's franchise. Unlike other Muppet films of the 1970's and 80's it does not try to replicate the cinema of yesteryears but tries for its own thing. A good chunk of the film is spent with The Muppets actually putting on an old fashioned variety show, which fans of the original Muppet Show will love. The resolution of the film is really poorly written however which is probably the only bad part. It's a great movie for fans of the original show though, who should definitely seek it out.
Erin D (ca) wrote: fun to watch, great routines and fun cast
Ben R (br) wrote: The lucy Liu/woody Harrelson sex scene in this is worth a star and a half as far as I'm concerned :) Solid boxing buddy pic though, catch it if you find it on cable or a movie channel.
Charles T (au) wrote: Good enough. How many films does Van dam play twins? It is watchable and good action scenes with Natasha looking well.
Mr marvellous Z (de) wrote: what the hell?! this is a good film. how often do u c Denzel and Crowe 2gether? d'oh!
Melanie F (fr) wrote: Has some 80's lameness but is otherwise amusing enough. The dogs got good tastes in cookies...MMM Famous Amos :)
Chris B (mx) wrote: Another outstanding Bergman film, one that is a departure of most his traits but still retains a few jabs at religion and his mastery of the craft. Amazing cinematography and beautifully filmed in striking black and white, the film is a wonderful atmosphere to be immersed in for the 109 minute runtime. Teeming to the brim with sexual energy and tension the film sucks you in and you are so focused on the multiple characters and their various relationships you are constantly following each and every word. Before you know things get very serious from the earlier more lighthearted pieces of the film and makes this work not only as a great comedy but a great classic drama piece at the same time. Highly Highly Recommended! If you are more conservative and most Bergman films turn you off, this is a great one to enjoy given a mature audience.
joey b (br) wrote: One of my childhood classics
M C (es) wrote: An interesting and scary creature feature with nifty effects. 67/100