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L'urlo (The Howl) Reviews

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September 10, 2012
Lovely bit of surrealism from Tinto Brass before he got stuck in his softcore rut.
September 14, 2010
I have no idea what the fuck I just watched, but it was an experience let me tell you. Tinto Brass (best known as the director of Caligula) turned down the chance to direct A Clockwork Orange to make this acid trip of a mind fuck and I'm glad he did....I think. There is very little plot, if any, but there is enough bizarre imagery to blow your eyeballs out of your skull. It begins with a bride ditching her soon to be husband at the alter and taking off with a stranger into surrealist landscapes where they encounter talking animals and mournful exhibitionists, converse with a rock, journey through a psychedelic hotel, instigate a prison riot, escape from naked cannibals living in a tree and battle a wind-up midget dictator. Lots of nudity and violence really round out what i think is one of the strangest films ever made., and although the movie may at times test your patience, it's a rewarding watch if you can get through it. Check it out.
May 31, 2010
I wanted to love this movie, but Tinto (the Lone Ranger's pal?) has a predilection for abusing the zoom lens, which, coupled with his mentally unbalanced approach to editing, renders the film not just incomprehensible but almost unwatchable.
½ May 12, 2010
Great Brass film. Very different from his later, soft lit and erotic films, but a rare treat to see his beginnings! Extremely poppy, psychedelic, and surreal!
December 23, 2009
I've no idea how to rate this absurd movie, which certainly seemed to take itself seriously. A collage of absurd imagery leaves you wondering if there's any way it could make any sense to anyone, or what is the reason for its existence. A few parts spoke to me. Otherwise, think of a very earthy Fellini with dirt under his fingernails meets Becket somewhere next door to The Prisoner.
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