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sizz_leteen's Review of Alice

rated it: posted: Jun 06, 2008
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Being a fan of Jan Svankmajer's stop-motion artwork, it breaks my heart to admit that this film was not nearly as enjoyable as I thought it would be.

While the animation is fascinating and lends itself to the twisted nature of the story, the lack of any dialogue makes it become redundant, and the novelty wears off after about 15 minutes.

The only human in the film is the young actress playing Alice, whose wooden performance and lack of any expression whatsoever (made worse by the poor dubbing) undermine the eeriness of the events unfolding before her.

A film worth watching once, particularly if you're in the mood for something unconventional and weird. Not the kind of film you could watch over and over.

animated movie Alice © Channel 4 (UK) / Condor Films / Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) / Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft
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