Thursday, December 18, 1975

Barry Lyndon reads like a book

5 second plot: This is the story of the guy in the title, a poor lad that loses his father at a young age in 18th century Ireland. Due to a series of events he has to leave his home. He joins the army, deserts, sees a bit of the world (well, Europe) and ends up married to a very rich woman.

5 second review: What the hell was Stanley Kubrick thinking? A period piece? No, a three hour long period piece... The first part of the movie is light and fun, but the second part is dark and sad and seriously boring. It feels like listening to a book reading that's very exciting at first but by the end I was happy it was finally over.

IMDb score: 8,1/10
Our score: 3/10