Under the Silver Lake

10

Justin 7 This movie was a ton of fun to watch. I appreciate its style and goofy dialogue, which forces you to pay attention. The guitar scene really escalated quickly. The whole thing is a parody about Hollywood culture itself. I’m glad I watched it again.
Paul 8 I liked it. It was weird. It enjoyed itself being weird. It was in no way predictable, like, ‘Okay, he’s gonna run like this now’, or each act was introduced by him being naked, or he hates dogs and he hates women. He has no meaningful relationship with women and uses them and gets rid of them.
Jarrod 7 I didn’t think it’s horrible. It’s silly a comedy / thriller. That guitar. Oh my God. The guy even had old blood. The movie’s comedy was average, but it did it’s own little things, which I found amusing. I don’t know if it had a real conclusion. It was entertaining, definitely a throwback to an older type of movie, throwing T&A in there to get the harder rating. I was definitely happy watching him beat up those little kids.
Mark 8 I enjoyed it a ton more the second time around. Because I wasn’t left guessing where the story was headed, I was able to tune in more to dialogue from side characters, background details, and the deliberate ironies of characters saying one thing while doing another. There is a lot of foreshadowing hidden throughout. The parrot was the key to his happiness.
James 8 I don’t feel any different than the first time. It mocked a lot of Hollywood culture blended with billionaire conspiracy theories. It didn’t pull any punches taking shots at Hollywood moguls.

9

Justin 7 I wanted to give it a higher score; it was highly enjoyable until the end, which made no sense. It left me with so many questions unanswered, but it was still super fun and engaging. I didn’t regret watching it. I really feel like I need to watch it another time.
Mark 5 This was bizarre. I never felt more like I was along for a ride with a movie than this. The story started off in its own little world, especially with its dreamlike noir music, but gradually re-railed itself and found a plot. I was hooked the whole way through, but it felt like it had no destination or goal until that last thirty minutes, and very few of our questions were really answered.
James 8 I’d give it a nine, but I like Mandy a little more. I liked the soundtrack, and how it didn’t feel like a conventional film, so that you didn’t know what was coming next. The only pattern was there was no pattern. It’s worth giving a nod to all the actors; quality performances all around.
Brian 5 I liked the movie. It was engaging, odd, and fun. I liked the bit characters, and the Songwriter especially stole the movie. Someone’s gotta give me that guitar kill shot in a video game. My lower score comes from the later part of the movie. The end drew on a little too long, and took itself too seriously while seeming to pretend it didn’t.
Dustin 5 The acting and music were really good. The story felt like it was overthinking itself the entire time, almost like Knives Out. It wanted you to think everything’s connected, but it was all about getting to the old lady from the very start of the movie.

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