Science Fiction • 1979 • 2 hr 42 min
It's slow, but really good. One of the best! The picture is well thought out and the color scheme really interesting. Interesting concept.
Complex, visually beautiful and so thought provoking
There’s not enough words allocated to say what I want to about this film, so all I’ll say is... Tarkovsky is the definition of an auteur.
Pretentious as fuck. But very capturing and it makes you think. Very beautiful too.
Methodical, beautiful, and thought provoking. A true masterpiece of film with heavy themes over theology and morality.
Intellectually on a film form level a masterpiece - but slow and opaque, definitely not for anywhere near a casual watch.
Slow paced contemplative sci-fi masterpiece. The film takes its time to let themes and ideas sink in, and it is certainly not for everyone.
La mejor película de la historia del cine
Slow, weird but simple to understand. Meanders at places but it's worth giving it a watch.
The glacial pace may be off-putting to the average viewer, but it's an essential texture in the uncanny tapestry unrolling sumptuously ahead
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