Argh, fuuuuck. Incredibly intense, not just the violence but the camerawork, which is absolutely genius, some of the best I've ever seen, and insane without being overpowering. The chronology is incredibly effective, and while people may say it goes too far I think it's absolutely necessary considering the story it tells and the way it tells it.
Very hard to rate. Almost every scene feels very uncomfortable and tense, except for maybe the last scene (which ends.. uncomfortably). I couldn't watch the all of rape scene, it was just too horrific and had to skip through it. Though apart from all the disturbing parts, the camera work is really very impressive and quite something. Couldn't watch this movie without a break
This film is very tonal to say the least. Appropriate use of colors and the camerawork is far less a gimmick rather than what is intended. Despite a lot of people reactions to this; I felt it added a lot to the work. I personally enjoy movies out of sequence because it gives it that twist of lemon to sweeten it up a bit. The last half hour of the movie, wtih Alex and Marcus in bed is probably my favorite because it has some of the best dialogue and acting of the film.
Holy... what a ride! During the rape scene I had decided to give this movie a 0 out of sheer protest, but then I changed my mind... Id need more space than this gives me to properly describe my emotions concerning this movie. Anyways: fantastic acting and I especially loved the scenes before (well after, in the movie) the rape. They would, however, not have had the same effect without the excessively long violent scenes.
This is because of Vincent Cassel and Gaspar Noe. The directing was literally the best I've ever seen, so fitting to the hectic atmosphere of the movie that I was left speechless at the end. Cassel is in my top 5 favorite actors and he and the other lead executed their parts amazingly