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February 06, 2022

BARRY LYNDON — THE CRITERION COLLECTION

ColeSmithey.comStanley Kubrick's interminable adaptation of Thackeray's 1844 picaresque novel would be marginally better without its narrative crushing voiceover-narration.

Cold and remote.

"Barry Lyndon" doesn't hold a candle to Bohumil Hrabal's "I Served The King Of England," if picaresque tales are your thing.

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Lina Wertmüller's "Seven Beauties" is another, better, choice if you want roguish social climbers following fate across classes. 

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Kubrick's signature overwrought filming methods included using [mostly] only candle light for interior scenes.

Whoopie-shit. 

Rated PG. 183 long mins.

2 Stars

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