A deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult because of that.
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Directed By: Ken Russell
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Great music, average movie.
I have never been a fan of The Who, and none of the music did anything for me whatsoever (except "I'm Free", which was good). The plot is weak, and the pacing is ridiculous. I've always liked Ann-Margret, and the cast is alright with some pleasant cameos. A few good scenes and pleasant cast couldn't make me like it though. If you like The Who and can stand psychedelic musicals then give it a shot, but I'm not sure you'd like it even then. It's just not very good. The end really pissed me off.
Outstanding and outrageous adaptation of the famed Who rock opera. Only Ken Russell could have made this come off so well
Weird fun and not much else. Stylistically as Russel as it gets. The continuous run of musical score gets suffocating after a while. Oliver Reed shines.
This movie gets me fucking pumped. The cast is perfect; Ann-Margret and Oliver Reed are nuts. The songs are catchy, the arrangements are miles better than the meek album versions, and the music blares constantly, to my delight. Russell's messy, exciting camerawork and brilliant visual devices make the image a vital part of the story, and his wise tweaks to the plot fully justify much weirdness; if any one person's to thank for this film's unstoppable greatness, it's him.
Ken Russell has a visual acuity for the words of The Who
While there's no denying that Ken Russel knows how to orchestrate these kind of popular operas, I found this one to kind of loose some of it's steam towards the end. Still: I have a soft spot for Ann Margret and seeing her mud wrestling 400 pounds of baked beans...I don't know how to end that sentence.
|Average Percentile 47.81% from 615 Ratings|