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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful:
A Lincoln Center Film Festival and rightly so, 28 July 2001
7/10

This is the second Harold Pinter film I have seen during the Harold Pinter film festival being held at Lincoln Center in New York. I think his adaptations are great. Paul Schrader's direction in this movie was wonderful. The long shots and thoughtful portrayal of the surroundings added immensely to the overall beauty and cleverness of the film. You need to be able to get a sense of the place where the movie takes place. I believe Schrader captured Venice perfectly. When I traveled in Italy, the only place I ever felt uneasy was walking through Venice at night. Walken is a genius, regardless of what people say about him. He has the same stage presence as a Brando, Dean or Steiger. He embodies his character. I would recommend anyone to see this film and am encouraging my 30 yr old son who is an aspiring actor to see it and learn from the masters!

2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
naive, 1 April 2001
8/10

I watched the movie on the small screen which at least diminished Bridget's brilliant malevolence. She was seductive, sexy and scary.

A wonderful essay on man following his _ _ _ _ rather than his head.