Pink Floyd The Wall

Pink Floyd The Wall

1982
Drama, Fantasy
1h 35m
A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. (imdb)
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Pink Floyd The Wall

1982
Drama, Fantasy
1h 35m
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Avg Percentile 64.28% from 3310 total ratings

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Rated 28 Dec 2007
85
96th
The perfect music video to one of the most important albums in Rock history. There are no real dialogues and there's no conventional plot like most of us are used to, but the story is told through music and beautiful, disturbing and psychedelic images and animations. Thats why i guess it's for fans only.
Rated 14 Jun 2009
56
45th
The animated scenes were amazing, rest was boring, and the music isn't really that great. Yep, The Wall is just pretty bad overall. If it was all animated, this would be rated much higher.
Rated 29 Jan 2011
100
98th
Dad Rock: The Movie
Rated 08 Dec 2006
93
97th
I've seen this movie about 50 times (possibly more). My "favorites" tend to fall into two categories: films I most want to see again, and films I've had my fill of but enjoyed greatly at the time. The Wall would belong in the latter category. There's no surprises left and it doesn't captivate me the way it used to. It's so familiar to me that I can't possibly provide any kind of objective viewpoint.
Rated 05 Jul 2012
55
61st
Mean teachers, smothering mothers and unfaithful women produce alienation and apparently fantasies of neo-nazism.
Rated 24 Jan 2007
74
66th
I wish it had more animated sequences.
Rated 22 Mar 2019
72
41st
An essentially overwhelming experience (possibly more so coming in 'cold' and being largely unfamiliar with the album), this still has moments of greatness, especially in Geldof's quite brilliant performance (the neo-Nazi rally is an incredible set piece). Unfortunately it's all so bleak and ugly, without a leavening sense of humour (or much insight) - ultimately feels like the stream of conscious ravings of a manic depressive. Still memorable, and probably one to return to.
Rated 17 Feb 2007
90
85th
"The Wall" is one of the best music albums I've ever heard, so that's the first reason this film is great. The second are definitely the absolutely stunning animated sequences. The third the story, symbolic, somewhat bizzare, but actually *saying* something. Weird, but unforgettable.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
83
84th
majestic and mysterious...dark and deep...startling images vibrating between rich deep music surrounds this movie in lushness and mind-numbing psychedelica
Rated 14 Aug 2007
82
77th
It's probably better on psychotropics but its still a damn good film on its own with extremely powerful imagery and wonderful soundtrack.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
55
53rd
Doesn't quite work as a movie, in spite of the imaginative effort involved.
Rated 14 Dec 2008
65
41st
Parker's direction lacks panache, especially during setpieces like "Education". If the protagonist's arc from fame to fascism says anything insightful about fame or fascism it's escaped my understanding. Only the animated sequences properly complement the feelings of isolation, loathing, persecution suggested by the lyrics and music.
Rated 13 Apr 2009
85
70th
The Wall is an eccentric, capricious and unconventional descend into delusion from the mind of one of the most important musicians ever. Impenetrable, cryptic and inscrutably indecipheral, it brings the culminating and surpassing music of a miraculous career of Pink Floyd to a new league. It also includes a wonderful and imperative soundtrack. Absolutely efficient, essential and irresistible gem that needs more understanding and perception from everybody in this world.
Rated 19 Jun 2009
70
73rd
If the entire movie was animated it'd be one of the best movies ever. As it stands it's just pretty good. Good thing Evangelion came out thirteen years later and put it to shame.
Rated 27 Nov 2009
75
31st
although I mostly loathe the character limit of the mini-reviews in criticker, what i want to say about the wall is rather short and simple: if I had seen this movie before I had listened to the wall, the lyrics, the visuals and the music would have blown me away. but with things as it is, the movie the wall is nothing but a companion to a fantastic album for me, despite being an absolutely stunning picture.
Rated 18 Jan 2010
82
76th
A really good musical, which tells an interesting story using metaphor and song.
Rated 09 Apr 2010
8
80th
This is something else. The music becomes haunting when combined with visuals especially in the animated sections that usually show nothing but despair. I think you appreciate how everything has came together with such synergy more than anything.
Rated 08 Apr 2011
4
74th
I tried not to let my love for Pink Floyd skew my opinion of this film, and whether it did or not, this is just fantastic. A wonderful synthesis of stirring music and surreal images. Almost completely devoid of dialogue, this is a pure visualization of the ideas and emotions presented on the album.
Rated 28 Nov 2011
70
46th
I considered this film the Greatest thing I have ever had the fortune of bearing witness to when i saw it on TV when I was 16. It's gotten less like that over the years but the experience of watching it for the first time I'll hold dearly
Rated 17 Sep 2012
81
56th
The rating is all about music, and imho movie just can't match, and it's not movie's fault, what can match such a music?
Rated 08 Apr 2023
37
65th
georgia o'keefe would never
Rated 02 Jan 2007
85
78th
Em honra do Roger Waters que está mais vivo do que nunca. Não tem como pensar que o Parker teve certa influência do Ken Russell na feitura de The Wall, acho que foi claramente uma influência, especialmente na obsessão anti-fascista. DVD Columbia (mas eu ainda tenho o VHS também)
Rated 06 Jan 2007
80
50th
Drugs This Movie = Where did my 2 hours go?
Rated 20 Feb 2007
75
42nd
Don't really like Pink Floyd but I was slightyl perturbed by this movie.
Rated 01 Mar 2007
96
87th
Filled with rich symbolism, Pink Floyd The Wall succeeds as a long-form music video and as a compelling and hypnotic psychodrama, but is marred by uneven pacing. The music, of course, is awesome.
Rated 02 Mar 2007
70
82nd
Fantastic soundtrack.
Rated 26 Mar 2007
81
79th
One of the better, if not the greatest, musical movies of all time. You know, depending on what you consider a "musical" movie.
Rated 01 Apr 2007
90
89th
An excellent film, legendary album.
Rated 30 Apr 2007
84
76th
A perfect complement to the album.
Rated 05 Jul 2007
71
12th
I loved this movie when I was 17, but it hasn't aged for me (largely due to overexposure). Still there's some nice imagery even if overall it seems pretty trite & overwrought.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
84th
A series of loosely connected, tripped out visual sequences to accompany Pink Floyd's awesome music. Essential viewing for fans.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
97th
Great music and astounding music. Deep and overall terrific.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
95th
For true Pink Floyd fans only.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
79th
Not a great movie, however an incredible visual treat.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
54th
It can get a little draggy, and some of the scenes are rough going, but as a long-form music video, it's absolutely effective, and it really brings this incredible record to life.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
93rd
It's not easy beating your heart against some mad bugger's wall.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
79
39th
quite good, but same as album, sometimes too much emotional
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
51st
It's Pink Floyd music inside the Roger Waters mind.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
40
3rd
Maybe in the eighties this film seemed provocative and cool. Now it's just sad. Then again, maybe it's a genoration thing. Besides, i hate hate hate the soundrack (don't get me wrong, i'm all for pink floyd, but not this piece of
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
59th
even though its been nearly 25 years this movie is still culturally relevant. great music and mind-blowing visuals that can't be beat.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
98th
Unpleasant and excessive in parts, but is otherwise a perfect screen realization of the Pink Floyd concept album.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
82
77th
Have never seen this sober. Most likely don't want to. As such I will always consider it a classic.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
55th
classic
Rated 15 Aug 2007
12
58th
Not as good as it should have been, given the quality of the album.
Rated 18 Aug 2007
90
77th
really bizarre & depressing which finally ends in a positive way...
Rated 31 Aug 2007
80
61st
This is a pretty weird film. There's virtually no dialogue and more psychedelic imagery and Terry Gilliam-esque animation (only more horrifying) than conventional "film stuff", but the film still manages to have a pretty coherent plot. It's good stuff, and better than the album in my opinion. Some of the rerecorded songs are inferior to the album versions though, which is stupid as hell.
Rated 02 Sep 2007
95
99th
May the one of the greatest movies of all time. This surrealist musical deserved more attention
Rated 20 Sep 2007
85
44th
Not high on my list but a classic any music lover should see once if for no other reason than the sheer art and psychology of it.
Rated 08 Oct 2007
90
94th
A movie that attracts attention for his wealth of metaphors, and for the impeccable and perfect music.
Rated 30 Oct 2007
90
84th
Intense drama, with some of Pink Floyd's best music. This is not a music video, nor is it strictly a movie drama. The dichotomy of the two disparate elements made this a poor box office flick, but the quality of music, writing and acting has made it a cult classic.
Rated 16 Nov 2007
80
91st
a definite classic!
Rated 25 Nov 2007
55
28th
weirdddddddd
Rated 05 Feb 2008
90
89th
Classic
Rated 11 Feb 2008
55
41st
Bob Geldof's great in this otherwise so so flick
Rated 27 Mar 2008
55
24th
Great music, but terrible movie
Rated 27 Apr 2008
10
97th
Actually, I think there are a couple of albums that is better than The Wall... But it's still a masterpiece... The movie, I think is really good although I do not like Bob Geldof as Pink... Despite all that, I give it a 10.
Rated 17 May 2008
65
23rd
The only reason this doesn't get an amazingly bad score is that it includes the entire album "The Wall" which is one of the best albums ever recorded.
Rated 31 May 2008
100
92nd
A masterpiece in the pantheon of rock and roll flicks.
Rated 10 Jun 2008
71
38th
It's alright, better than the album itself.
Rated 13 Jun 2008
95
97th
Great group, with a great album made even better movie. You will only stare.
Rated 14 Jul 2008
90
63rd
Enter into the mind of Roger Waters. From the disturbing opening, inventive narrative and obscure imagery to the fantastically bizarre epilogue; this partly autobiographical story encapsulates the life of Mr. Waters' moreso than the protagonist Pink. Waters', the creative force behind Pink Floyd, inevitably alienates Gilmour, Mason and Wright leading to the dissolution of the band. Tis a pity that in creating a perfect analogy for isolation -- Waters paradoxically isolates himself from the band.
Rated 16 Sep 2008
60
89th
gode sekvenser
Rated 21 Sep 2008
45
0th
Oh god how gloomy
Rated 14 Oct 2008
96
94th
long.
Rated 16 Oct 2008
99
95th
I really loved this movie. The music, animation, cinematography, story and direction were all terrific.
Rated 12 Nov 2008
25
21st
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is the only Floyd I need. The Wall = wankery
Rated 17 Dec 2008
100
76th
You can't have any pudding!
Rated 06 Jan 2009
20
3rd
I love the music of Pink Floyd but this movie just didn't make almost any sense.
Rated 25 Jan 2009
100
95th
Brilliant. An anti-musical. Still sui generis after all these years. When I later heard the album all the way through for the first time, I was actually let down because the visuals add so much to it. Depression and insanity and alienation never looked or sounded so fine
Rated 25 Feb 2009
75
38th
Take a little trip
Rated 08 Mar 2009
42
1st
I don't think I have ever been high enough to appreciate this movie.
Rated 19 May 2009
89
92nd
The music is obviously great and visuals are weirdly fascinating. The story and message are good too if you manage to see them behind the spurious randomness.
Rated 27 May 2009
87
84th
Really, really bizarre. Loved it.
Rated 18 Jul 2009
65
21st
weird, bizarre, not easy to follow
Rated 30 Jul 2009
70
26th
There's certainly something creative here that appeals to me, but as a whole it didn't work that well.
Rated 31 Jul 2009
77
78th
Essential for any PF fan.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
100
95th
Don't watch this everyday for a month it will damage your psyche
Rated 19 Aug 2009
80
60th
Very interesting study of a man going mad.
Rated 05 Sep 2009
87
90th
This manages to transform a musical masterpiece in a cinematographic masterpiece. Anyone who likes Pink Floyd or likes cinema must see this.
Rated 07 Dec 2009
9
96th
While it's not Pink Floyd's best album, the movie is fascinating.
Rated 01 Feb 2010
96
79th
A really good musical, which tells an interesting story using metaphor and song.
Rated 27 Feb 2010
50
18th
It's a momentary lapse of reason. The film is interesting to look at, sometimes entertaining to watch, great to listen to (no doubt there) and it's decently put together, but it's just not very profound. For a film with this much beautiful imagery and promises of thoughtful subtext, there's not much going on beneath the hood. Sure we're dealing with a troubled protagonist, but it doesn't go anywhere interesting and it just seems like a slightly absurd road-trip. Very dissapointing.
Rated 01 Apr 2010
9
91st
Possibly the greatest movie musical of the 1980s. An amazing look into a damaged psyche told with striking visuals and gorgeous animation.
Rated 16 Jun 2010
82
95th
Quite amazing how a movie without any conventional plot kept me so focused and interested throughout the whole movie, especially for me, normally not such a big fan when things get really too arty or complicated. However you don't always exactly understand what is going on, you always get the general feeling of the plot, a plot perfectly matched with the music. I guess it helps to apreciate this movie if you're a fan of the album already. Which I am.
Rated 06 Aug 2010
68
43rd
The Wall is one of my least favorite PF albums and this adaptation is totally superfluous.
Rated 01 Sep 2010
60
25th
The combination of too much Waters and what I consider the over-commercial style of The Wall made this one a pretty flat and unengaging Floyd film project. Give me an extended Echoes jam from Live at Pompeii anyday.
Rated 03 Sep 2010
80
32nd
the hand-drawn and painted animation is amazing and unforgettable. when it comes to the story, being a floyd fan makes things easier, but the lack of dialogue (outside of lyrical narration from very few different perspectives) can drag things on for some, i imagine. though, i suppose that sense of isolation was kind of the point, really. what shall we do now?~
Rated 05 Sep 2010
73
43rd
Well done and with some great moments. But most of the time it is childish.
Rated 08 Sep 2010
64
84th
#90s(m)#, liked, oldies(2) }*{ #80s#, reviews, music
Rated 25 Sep 2010
70
79th
What I imagine would be a very difficult task, creating the brilliant album in a manner which keeps the message intact. I don't know if it really works in that regard, but it's definitely a visceral experience with an amazing soundtrack.
Rated 28 Sep 2010
71
50th
This is *not* a concert film, but rather an almost wordless, largely metaphorical adaptation of the best-selling rock album.
Rated 09 Oct 2010
24
12th
The animation is good, but this movie's a mess.
Rated 03 Dec 2010
40
25th
Visually interesting (not sure if i like it, but it is interesting), but way, way too serious and heavy. I think that way about the album too. I don't know. I should watch it again.
Rated 11 Dec 2010
99
98th
amazing!
Rated 11 Jan 2011
93
99th
ArtWork!!! but where is the artistic idea and images come from??? director's mind??! I don't think so!! I believe the vision & mentality of this Film has been originated from its writter's mind!!
Rated 20 Feb 2011
85
73rd
Not just an adaptation or a visual presentation of the album, but it is an interpretation of the ideas behind the album/concert masterpiece. Some of the most brilliant animated scenes ever.
Rated 28 Feb 2011
74
54th
Has a lot of interesting moments that even someone who doesn't like Pink Floyd would enjoy, but otherwise it's pretty average. If I didn't like the music so much I would probably give this a lower score.
Rated 11 May 2011
70
8th
highlight: goodbye blue sky accompanied by scarfe's london blitz animation. overall i couldn't get into this rather bleak film. stars awarded purely for the soundtrack and some creative animation sequences.
Rated 27 Nov 2011
40
19th
I was really disappointed with this film. I'm a big Pink Floyd fan, and I love The Wall in particular. However, I found the long non-musical sections of this film quite boring. Moreover, much of the new music in this film simply doesn't hold up with all of the high quality stuff from the album. The animated sections worked well, but they were too few and far between.
Rated 08 Dec 2011
75
72nd
A solid, powerful visualization of "The Wall"'s grandiose concept, featuring some excellent psychedelic animation, visually intriguing direction by Parker and of course the Pink Floyd songs that are (obviously) superb, although far from their best work. Still, I think that in the hands of a helmer with a more compelling vision (Lynch, maybe?), this could have been even more appealingly disturbing. Although Parker does a very solid job, perhaps the project demanded a more ambitious visual artist.

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