Summary: This one definitely earns high marks all around for originality and style, even if it never quite grips you the way a good movie can. It sure looks slick, however, and it features and interesting cast giving their all in order to deliver a script that is… pretty out there.
Conclusion: Holy Motors can be praised for breaking the monotony in the life of a film critic, but it is a shallow exercise in surrealism that will disappoint the average viewer for not adding up to anything special.
Conclusion: As I watched Holy Motors , I said to myself, "This is exactly the kind of film [my colleague] Svet Atanasov would love," and after I completed watching and writing about it, I noticed that in fact Dr.
Summary: "Holy Motors" is a unique cinematic experience that consistently delivers steady revelations as the film progresses. It is meticulously constructed to create a specific set of circumstances within a somewhat traditional plot.
Excerpt: Jean-Luc Godard famously suggested that the best way to criticize a movie is to make another movie. With Holy Motors, the year’s most electrifying whatsit, Godard’s fellow French filmmaker Leos Carax has taken that idea one delightfully absurd step further.
Excerpt: One of those films that appears to exist solely to divide audiences, Holy Motors is an audacious and bewildering experience that reminds you how fun and versatile cinema can be. Regardless of whether director Leos Carax intended the film to be indecipherable or not, he has fashioned a work that will...
Summary: Audaciously giving itself license to do whatever it wants, Leos Carax's narratively unhinged, beautifully shot and frequently hilarious "Holy Motors" coheres -- arguably, anyway -- into a vivid jaunt through the auteur's cinematic obsessions.