Cremaster 5
Cremaster 5 (1997)

In this 3rd film in the "Cremaster" series of avant garde fantasies, the Queen of Chains, wearing a glass dumbbell on her head, moves into the restored Budapest Opera House where she sings passionately of her lost love, later seen… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 22, 1997
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ian Buckwalter

Some of the richest, most gorgeous imagery of the cycle, much of it taking place in a dark, baroque Budapest opera house. Holds the interest hypnotically, but may seem inconclusive for the concluding segment of such a sprawling work

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Ian Waldron-Mantgani
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Lots of classy dark colours and soaring music...

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Barney's outlandish mise-en-scène, forever emphasizing the organic, the amorphous, the massive, the adhesive, and the fluorescent in quite literal ways, also retains those very qualities in my memory.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Surreal and untouchable and yet it taps into a powerful sense of emotion.

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Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

This final 'Cremaster' film is the most static of the series, and will appeal most to fans of opera.

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