Holy Motors (2012)
Critic Consensus: Mesmerizingly strange and willfully perverse, Holy Motors offers an unforgettable visual feast alongside a spellbinding -- albeit unapologetically challenging -- narrative.
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Critic Reviews for Holy Motors
You'll either run with it or you won't, but you can be sure you've never seen anything quite like it.
Cinema is full, life is empty. Cinema is easy, life is mysterious. Perhaps that's Carax's message. Whatever it is, he has our attention.
These images and sounds that reveal the mind in matter and the soul in bodies suggest Carax's ultimate definition of the cinema, and it's one of the best and grandest that a movie has ever offered.
Surreal and often disturbing and sometimes poignant and always mesmerizing. Mission accomplished.
An electrifying, confounding, what-the-hell-just-happened exercise in unbounded imagination, unapologetic theatricality, bravura acting and head-over-heels movie-love.
Audience Reviews for Holy Motors
An incredibly absorbing and thought-provoking film that takes us in a mind-boggling journey with a character that drifts from one role to the next in many puzzling rendezvous and identities - a narrative experiment that proves to be fascinating and surprisingly moving.
This film is very weird, and I am with the majority in thinking this. The film follows a man as he runs around town in a limousine with his faithful driver, put into different scenes that make no sense when put together, and then goes home. The first scene includes a motion capture simulated sex scene, followed by a blind hooligan kidnapping a model, and an accordion march through a church. There's many more scenes like this, and no, it doesn't make sense altogether. Even the ending doesn't make any sense, and it's the main resolution. The main thing to think about when watching this film is the beauty, the eccentricities in every scene, the amazing music, mood, cinematography. It's just an amazing feat of filmmaking and that is something I am with the majority as well. It's a bit slow and quiet at times, but it's something worth sticking with. Besides that, the performance Denis Lavant is spectacular, queer, awesome, and intriguing, all at once.
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