Stalker

1979 • 161 minutes
4.6
53 reviews
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Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphys­ical journey through an enigmatic postapocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other. A hired guide—the Stalker—leads a writer and a professor into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Tarkovsky created an immersive world with a wealth of material detail and a sense of organic atmosphere. A religious allegory, a reflection of contemporaneous political anxieties, a meditation on film itself—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.
4.6
53 reviews
Like Ya Cut G
September 1, 2019
Stalker isn't your run of the mill movie, especially by today standards. It's not a drama of bad guy vs good guy, finding true love, or anything of that sort. There is no real action, no over the top drama, no intense moments, no HUGE plot twists, it is simply cinematography and story telling at it's finest. Mystery is it's major selling point. The story, the mystery, and the cinematography is outstanding. If you're looking for a unique but typical sci-fi movie that we all know too well now a days, this may not be for you. It's VERY niche and appeals in an artistic fashion to many... ON a side note: If you're a STALKER game fan, then you will see where they got the inspiration for the game. Anomalies, the strange events with in the zone, the "Wish Granter, or The Room in this movie." The game does an excellent parallel with this beautiful movie.
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Erwin Ilyasov
February 18, 2021
Stalker is not a movie for everyone. It is a movie about path, which leads to despair. Don't watch it, if you want cowabanga movie. Its deep as heck. If you didn't like it, then you didn't think about what happened in the movie. I watched it 5 times and always open something new for myself.
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Susanne Oppong
July 28, 2020
He paints his szenes ... each frame an art work in its self, highly spiritual and moral story telling in itself. The story unfolds in a pace of natural growth.
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