Daisies
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An exercise in avant-garde cinema that is freshly humorous and accessible, Daisies is a dark comedy that eschews a traditional narrative for a Dadaist construction of events. Perpetually dressed in vibrantly corresponding costumes and dark black eyeliner, Marie and Marie work together to create mischief. Seeing the world ruined and values worthless, they decide to "go bad." They stage various dinner dates with stale old men, eat and drink merrily while telling lies, and, in a fast-motion Chaplinesque bit of slapstick, they hop trains and lose the men. Always looking for new… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Brace yourself for some of the most exuberant and disjunctive Pop Art imagery ever put onscreen, including scenes in which the scissors-happy hedonists shred not only objects and each other but the movie itself."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Two zany young teenage girls are the focus of this extremely funny, witty and expertly-fashioned film."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"[A] surreal, sexy, socialist pre-Prague Spring daydream: artful anarchy rules with bonus "mod" pop-art eyeball-kick fashion."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"Incoherent."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Seems to drag and become tiresome and overlong even at only 74 minutes."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of the great outpourings of cinematic invention in an age of over-all artistic liberation."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"A pretentiously kookie and laboriously overblown mod farce."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A surrealist fantasy of the banality and conformity of Czech society."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"Just about the most ticklish barrage of nihilism in cinema"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"As an allegory it lacks any resonance, as a movie it stinks."
‑ Adrian Turner, Time Out
"My favorite Czech film, and surely one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the 60s, this madcap and aggressive feminist farce by Vera Chytilova explodes in any number of directions."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Daisies starts out like a bad 1960s student art film, but its colorful anarchy grows on you."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The film's daisies are young girls who have reached pubescence, and are fully aware of their sexual power, but aren't ready to embrace it, so they test it first."
‑ Ela Bittencourt, Slant Magazine
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