Brad Pitt meets religion. My wrist meet a knife. The bleeding was far less painful than watching this movie
Sorry, just too weird for me. Couldn't even watch it through.
A load of pretentious self indulgent c**p. What were Brad Pitt & Sean Penn thinking about? Pity there are no minus scores available for the ratings - on a scale of one to ten, I'd give it a minus ninety seven! DON'T BOTHER!!
I'm not intellectual or pretentious enough to pretend that I entirely understood this movie. There were big chunks that made no sense to me, and my husband was the same. We enjoy movies that make you think but this one was on another level entirely. Visually beautiful, esp if you like National Geographic or 2001 A Space Odyssey, accompanied by exquisite music, but we did often wonder: WHAT? WHY? HUH???!!! The middle section of the movie was intriguing - you actually got actors and acting - but a lot of dialogue was whispered mutterings that were hard to hear and often didn't make sense. I think a very small portion of movie goers would enjoy this movie, but the majority would be totally confused and bewildered.
This movie is what happens when Stand by Me and Koyaanisqatsi have a baby that they then hand over it to be raised the Hubble Telescope and the Church of Scientology. Mind you the soundtrack was excellent.
The movie was enjoyable but long and for some reason the dialogue and the sound goes up and down in a thoroughly incomprehensible manner.
The question to be asked and if you type it in to google you see you are not alone, is, who died?
Boring weird boring weird boring boring boring
It is boring. Feels like a long drawn documentary on the universe, God and creation, mixed in with some abstract arty philosophy on life.
Yaaaawn. I am a pretentious, art house loving film viewer. BUT, just found this tedious. However, the nature shots and sequences of dinosaurs, algae and the cosmos between the screenplay were beautiful to watch. Maybe should have hired a Planet Earth Blu-ray instead!
This has got to be one of the worst movies ever made. I can normally sit through an entire movie even when its crap but I had to stop this one 30mins in. It is ooo slow and no real dialogue but mumbling you can hardly understand whats going on. Do yourself a favour and don't wast your time on this one..
The most overated movie I have seen in the last decade!! Boring, boring!
If I had been in a cinema - I would have left after 15 mins and asked for my money back.... star is for beautiful photography....
Disjointed movie attempting to be artistic and deep, with an American theological theme. Long sequences of classical music set to slow-mo nature pictures and computer animations of space (think "Koyaanisqatsi"), which is presumably the film's vision of God around us. Brad plays a strict dad presiding over a family in greif. With respect to those who found a thread of meaning in this flick - this viewer found it an unconvincing, yet well produced, waste of time.
very wierd fantastic photography
A very "Artsy" film... not much music and HEAPS of wispering, couldn't even here it without the subtitles on. Gave it 15mins then skipped through the rest - the story seemed really good though.
If you're thinking of seeing this just because you saw Brad Pitt's face on the cover, then forget about it.
If you're a Mum or Dad at the video shop on the weekend wondering what to bring home for the family to sit and watch together, then forget about that too.
If you're interested in philosophy, theology, man's place in nature and the complexity of familial relationships, then you might like this.
If you're interested in that stuff, but don't require your films to be spoon-fed to with lots of dialogue, action and a classical, predictable narrative, then you'll definitely enjoy this film, as it is deliberately-paced, contemplative and sprinkled with poetry, both in terms of words and visuals.
This is both the best thing Brad Pitt has done, as well as the worst. Best because he is fabulous and convincing in it. And worst because it will forever suffer 1 and 2 star ratings from people who rented it for one or more of the reasons above, simply because he is in it.
You will either hate this movie or you will love it. No in between. And after reading this, you should be pretty clued into which camp you're likely to fall into.