The Man From London (A Londoni Férfi)
The Man From London (A Londoni Férfi) (2007)

A man whose lonely life at the edge of the sea has become as predictable as the tide witnesses a murder that sends him on an existential journey the likes of which he could never have anticipated in director Béla Tarr's philosophical… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 23, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2005
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This dark, demanding film from art-house favorite Bela Tarr is by no means a typical crime procedural, but patient viewers will find much to admire.

David Jenkins
Time Out

The Man from London' lacks the grandiose 'cosmic' intimations of the director's past work, and though it contains many moments of sublime cinematic choreography, this is finally good Tarr, but not great Tarr.

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Dana Stevens

Feels like no other film that you've seen before. It's cerebral and lugubrious, yet simple as a fairy tale.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

The camera is quintessential Tarr: hovering in anticipation of things that won't happen, tracking like a private eye tailing a perp, and imbuing the black-and-white image with a caustic malaise no other director comes near to achieving.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

The Man From London, directed by Bela Tarr, is an outrageously stylized, conceptually demanding film.

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David Fear
Time Out

Demanding, and certainly not to everyone's taste (patience is needed), the film nevertheless has the power to thrill and amaze.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A unique metaphysical arty film noir.

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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice

Tarr struggles to adapt to an outmoded genre and, in the end, produces his least personal work to date.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Other than its black-and-white photography, this is a nearly unwatchable movie.

Michael Brooke
Sight and Sound

The mere fact of Hungarian auteur Béla Tarr continuing to direct films without making the smallest concession to popular fashion is a cause for celebration.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
For a filmmaker who is so obsessed with aesthetic rigor, it is strange that Tárr doesn't seem to mind about all that horrible, fake-looking dubbing, yet… More
Cameron Johnson
Man, when looking at this film's title, I just cannot help but think of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", and it doesn't help that the upcoming… More
Randy Tippy
The lethargic pace and avant garde style will limit the audience of this artsy offering from director Béla Tarr. My suggestion; skip this one and watch… More
Walter M.
With "The Man from London," Bela Tarr proves that he could even make watching paint dry interesting which surprisingly has little to do with the… More