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New York Times:
The Man From London, directed by Bela Tarr, is an outrageously stylized, conceptually demanding film.
Feels like no other film that you've seen before. It's cerebral and lugubrious, yet simple as a fairy tale.
Demanding, and certainly not to everyone's taste (patience is needed), the film nevertheless has the power to thrill and amaze.
The Man from London' lacks the grandiose 'cosmic' intimations of the director's past work, and though it contains many moments of sublime cinematic choreography, this is finally good Tarr, but not great Tarr.
The Man From London checks in as good but not great Tarr, more on the level of his first mature work, Damnation (1987), than one to sit at the Olympian table of Satan's Tango and Werckmeister Harmonies.
Tarr struggles to adapt to an outmoded genre and, in the end, produces his least personal work to date.