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Faust (15)

Faust (15)

Drama, Fantasy

A version of the German legend in which a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge.

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The critical consensus

Amid the onslaught of incessant talk, action, pantomime slapstick and carnivalesque gross-out, Faust’s journey feels ill-defined: the hollow centre of an over-detailed milieu.

***(*)(*)Hannah McGill, The List, 20/04/2012

Go and see; don't wait for the DVD.

*****Nigel Andrews, Financial Times, 10/05/2012

A journey you’ll want – nay, need – to take more than once in order to soak up its many immaculate layers of detail.

****(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 10/05/2012

This film moves in an eerie trance of disquiet.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 10/05/2012

A sense-scrambling work that conjures images of indelible potency: you won’t forget the dissection, the lyrical love scene, the pitiable homunculus, the chilling trek to hell or Adasinsky naked in a hurry.

****(*)Kevin Harley, Total Film, 10/05/2012

There are occasional images that remain in the mind, but the film adds up to little within itself or as part of a tetralogy.

Philip French, The Observer, 13/05/2012

Certainly makes the notion of deals with the devil unappealing. Avoid seeing on a full stomach.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Alison Rowat, The Herald, 05/07/2012

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Saturday July 7, 2012, until Sunday July 8, 2012. More info:

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