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jasonslfl

I honestly don't know how to describe this. The first half left me nauseated between the spinning camerawork and the infamous scene near the halfway mark. The second half of the movie differed though and gave the first half more substance and meaning in my opinion. Definitely don't watch this with friends or family.
11 years 2 months ago
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ShotMarvinInTheFace

What disturbed me the most in the infamous scene, is the moment a stranger walks into the passage (you see him in the background) sees what's happening, but desides not to help and go back up instead... That unknown son of a btch
8 years 3 months ago
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Hippiemans

This film has one of the most disturbing scenes in cinematic history.
8 years 8 months ago
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feliperibeiros

Fucking disturbing.
11 years 2 months ago
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koolchris

First off, like several comments here have said, this film should be watched alone.

I personally thought it was a great film. However, some of the camerawork was a little distracting. For example, the spinning was very obnoxious to me. At the same time I liked it because it highlighted how crazy and out of control the events in the movie were.

I do think the scenes in the gay club depicting the sexual acts amongst men are important, but at the same time I believe there was too much of it. I think Noe could've cut out a bit, or not show as much, and still have gotten the feeling of intensity through.

Overall, the acting was very on point. It all seemed very realistic including the harshest scene in the movie. That scene made me cover a my mouth in horror, cringe with pain, feel pure hate, and even get a little teary-eyed.

The plot itself is rather simplistic, but the emphasis is more on how the story was captured and presented.

I thought this movie presented a story that serves as the perfect example at how cruel the world is, and how easy it is for an individual's life to be turned upside down & wrecked.
10 years 11 months ago
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Scratch47

I seem to have something for movies that are totally horrible or controversial, but justify their content through subverting norms and quality production values. Some films try but fail through overbearing pretention (A Serbian Film), and some could have done with an editor (Enter The Void). This falls somewhere between depressing arthouse and New French Extremity - Gaspar Noe is up there with Haneke and Von Trier in those categories, at least in terms of ambition. The scenes in question are utterly, utterly horrible and stone-cold in their realism spoiler. The acting and visuals are also noteworthy, but they're not the driving factor. Films like this are important to watch to resensitize and humanize the audience to events such as these, even as you're vomiting: as long as it has a brain and a working heart, even if you're vomiting at the time you'll respect it in the morning. There's really not much else left to say.
9 years 7 months ago
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operationdropkick

Good film, very disturbing though.
I dread to think just how hard it will have been for Monica Belluci to film that infamous scene.
11 years 6 months ago
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deadendjob

Visually stunning. Gaspar Noe's skilled cinematography is definitely a highlight, and adds to the realism of the effect of alcohol and drugs on the characters, as well as other things. Love the way he makes it look like its all only one take. Does anyone notice that perhaps the only time the camera is completely still and motionless is during the infamous rape scene? It's like we're forced to watch it. Also, I love the contrast of the two halves of this film. The first half is gritty and violent, completely merciless and in the second half everyone's having fun and enjoying themselves (except for Monica Belluci at the party, pissed off at her boyfriend). Love the classical music and flashing words at the end. This film really proves it. Time ruins everything.
11 years 12 months ago
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StigAnder

This film is very fascinating, both in its message and artistic way of expressing it. The reason many people can't bear to watch especially one scene is that it's so real. *Slight SPOILER* In that scene I felt the director had just left the camera there, showing this awful truth. And that makes the viewer resonate with the character in a way that couldn't be done else way.
12 years 3 months ago
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TeaDrinker3000

To the few people who will actually read this comment: I definitely recommend this movie, I think it's quite good. The controversial scene aside, I think there's a lot here as a good movie.
6 years 4 months ago
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V012

@ShotMarvinInTheFace

From the imdb trivia
"During the spoiler , a man in the background walks in the tunnel and then walks out. This was an accident as an assistant on the film accidentally walked in and walked out when he realized they were shooting. The director kept this in because he wanted to show that not everyone prevents crimes."
6 years 10 months ago
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stellaslove

That was intense.. Actually quite a good movie if you can stomach the content (and the spinning footage at the beginning). The last time i was so traumatised by a film was 'Requiem for a dream'.
13 years ago
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Skradtim

This movie is very sick, twisted, and not for everyone. It is still an awesome and very unique movie. The ending is extremely funny in a dark way. You may have to watch twice to understand it. The best part is probably in the beginning with the fire extinguisher. The movie lives up to its name ‘Irreversible’ in more then one way. Very creative.
1 year 5 months ago
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George Bailey

Am I the only one who got annoyed by the camera? :O
11 years 7 months ago
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lauli

I loved this film. It breaks your heart. Noé's camera work is impeccable, his use of music, the acting... Unforgettable.
11 years 10 months ago

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