audience Reviews, 67% Audience Score
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsOne of the best movies I have ever seen. The music, the visuals, and the story is astonishing. Everything came together to tell a beautiful and yet, gut wrenching and heartbreaking story of a donkey named EO mistreated while simultaneously loved by humans.
- Rating: 3.5 out of 5 starsIO świat poznaje, czasem z tej lepszej strony a czasem gorszej. Dla scen osiołka na meczu a potem bawiącego się w gospodzie warto zobaczyć
- Rating: 4 out of 5 starsPowerful depiction of an animal's wanderings through a human world that is illogical and lacking in compassion towards humans and non-human animals. Cinematically interesting.
- Rating: 4.5 out of 5 starsNot what I expected which is perfect. It is beautiful in its sadness and horror.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsEO is a tragic story that reveals the plight of animals as they come into the hands of humans, not by monsters but all types of people. (To address an issue that has come up in online reviews, the initial scene is not sexual. It's strange that would be an interpretation.) "The road of good intentions is paved with the burden of donkeys" is one theme I thought particularly well represented. In addition are visual delights of the cinematography in capturing the animal world as perceived by the donkey.The ending is difficult - realistic but subtly done.
- Rating: 2.5 out of 5 starsdifferent, but I didn't like it.
- Rating: 1 out of 5 starsWorst movie I have seen in a long while. Music was awful. Cinematography was jumping all over the place with special effects inserted meaninglessly. Only good thing was the pictures of the donkey.
- Rating: 1 out of 5 starsFirst scene in the movie is ambiguous. Not in the sense of "I didn't get every hair brained question about this and that thing answered succinctly". I mean, ambiguous in the sense that I couldn't see what was going on!!!! Bits and pieces of the situation were being shown in small flashes. I have no idea what the other 30% of negative reviews were regarding because A) a lot of them didn't bother to explain and B) I gave up on this film after about a minute of watching what might as well have been a blank screen.
- Rating: 4 out of 5 starsA touching morality play - about inhumanity touching on nature and people. Much has been made on its debt to Bresson's classic observational movie centred on a donkey, in folksy and rural settings, called Balthazar (1966). But Eo is much less naturalistic. The repeated, red drenched scenes (including drone shots) are designed to unsettle. They also hark to the hallucinatory scenes in Kubrick's 2001. The action moves between vignettes of (mostly screwed up) human interactions. Without judging the individuals or even fully explaining the interactions. This is also reminiscent of the Taviani Brothers' Kaos (1984). Where a belled crow's flight across Siciliy takes us in and out of observations of the tragi-comedy of human lives.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsIt perfectly shows how animals are more empathetic than people. Beautifully shot and very good music as well. I've watched it with no subtitles and understood the characters thanks to their good acting. I loved the hidden messages, symbolic and not explained scenes as well. And I fucking cried when Eo was (once again) in captivity and saw a truck packed with those poor pigs that have it a lot worse than him. I felt helpless - exactly what I feel every time humans remind me of how soulless fucks they are.