Daisies (2012)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 6, 2012
DVD Release Date: March 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Variety Staff

Two zany young teenage girls are the focus of this extremely funny, witty and expertly-fashioned film.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

As subversive as it is hilarious.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

One of the great outpourings of cinematic invention in an age of over-all artistic liberation.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A pretentiously kookie and laboriously overblown mod farce.

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Ray Pride

[A] surreal, sexy, socialist pre-Prague Spring daydream: artful anarchy rules with bonus "mod" pop-art eyeball-kick fashion.

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Adrian Turner
Time Out

As an allegory it lacks any resonance, as a movie it stinks.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

A surrealist fantasy of the banality and conformity of Czech society.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Two living dolls decide the world is spoiled and so they will be too, leading to nonlinear slapstick adventures drinking, feasting and searching for a sugar… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
Banned? for what? filming an Adam Sandler premise in strange colors and showing young girls drinking wine?
Devon Bott
Made in 1966 Czechoslovakia, director Vera Chytilová's surrealist "Daisies" was banned by the Czechoslovakian government soon after it's… More
Jennifer Xu
What a weird, surreal, avant-garde, trippy, cool kind of movie! Though I definitely wouldn't watch it again, I love how aged yet neo age it is!
Stella Dallas
terrific, subversive, anarchic and bold
Aj V
I didn't get to see the entire movie, I don't think, but what I saw was overly experimental and artsy. If you like that kind of movie, then… More