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Review of The City of Lost Children

In my mind this is the film Terry Gilliam has been striving for and failing at lately. Stunning visuals, dream-like architecture, neat camera tricks, and twins, twins everywhere take us to a world viewers won't soon forget. Mischievious and heartfelt storytelling wrap us up, eliciting feelings of wonder and confusion, fear and elation. Strong performances from the children and adults alike keep us mesmerized. This film is so rich in creativity and ideas; few films can compare with it in artistic and intellectual ambition. A second viewing may grant it a perfect 10 stars as it did seem a bit tough to keep up with the first go-round. Definately a remarkable film that will challenge and stimulate the senses.
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Added by Xanadon't
11 years ago on 3 October 2010 10:45