Conclusion: There are some that will inevitably be turned off by the apparent density and perplexing nature of 'Holy Motors' – but, as with most seemingly impenetrable films that are done well, e.g., with style and creativity, and a clear sense of thematic purpose, it won't take long for those willing to give it a shot to develop incredibly strong feelings about it.
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.
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. Atanasov had recently reviewed the British Blu-ray release of the film, giving it a more or less unqualified rave. Further poking around our site revealed that our feature film reviewer Brian Orndorf had also given his response to the movie here .
Summary: Wow. This was awesome, leaving me in a strange state as I left the theatre, partly because Holy Motors evoked a number of different moods and memories as it wove its way through different film genres, and partly because its dream-world left my mind racing. More While it definitely seems more about the journey than the destination, where the film ends up is in a place of delightful absurdity.
Excerpt: ”Är nostalgi den post-celluloida erans officiella hashtag?” twittrade en kollega nyligen när ännu en ny film flörtade med stumfilmsestetik. Och, visst, nostalgin är tydlig trend i ett medium som idag återföds från kemiskt till digitalt och famlar efter sin identitet. ”Holy motors”, den franske regissörens Leos Carax första långfilm på ett decennium, ligger i samma flöde.