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Everything you think you know about modern science is about to unravel in this critically acclaimed film about two young engineers and the consequences they face when they invent a machine that enables them to travel back in time.Running Time: 77 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLERS.
Primer won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and has drawn repeat viewers eager to crack writer-director-star Shane Carruth's puzzler of a time-travel drama. Carruth, an engineer by training, plays inventor Aaron, whose entrepreneurial partnership with fellow brainiac Abe (David Sullivan) unexpectedly results in a process for traveling back several hours in time. The men initially use these rewind sessions to succeed in the stock market. But a dark consequence of their daily journeys eventually complicates matters. If this sounds like a very commercial, science fiction thriller, Primer is anything but that. Shot on 16mm for $7,000, the film has a tantalizing, sealed-in logic, akin to Memento, that forces viewers to see the fantastic with a certain dispassion. One may be tempted to sit through Primer again to more fully understand its paradoxes and ethical quandaries. --Tom Keogh
I was expecting more from this movie than what I got. It was frankly, hard to hear. All the characters mumbled and I wasn't always sure what was going on. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Max's Mom
I'm going to be watching this again. Incredibly confusing, not for the casual movie watcher.Published 19 days ago by Jason C Pullman
Adding a caveat, I thought it was exceptional, for a low budget movie. I liked being challenged by the various idea modes in the theme. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LpasoPooch
Great movie about engineers gone haywire!
A friend of mine, engineer, told me about this movie and put off seeing it for a while...I am glad I finally watched it! Read more
I enjoy "difficult" or "challenging" movies, but this is simply bad storytelling. Failing (or refusing, if I want to give them the benefit of the doubt) to make the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by paravil
The movie is about three stars the first time you watch it.
It becomes five stars when you immediately replay it and watch it a second time.
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|is this movie out of print? If so, why?||
Looks to be out of print in the US, but almost any other region can buy it new. UK, netherlands... anywhere but here. Buy from another region, remove region coding, or use a "universal" player, watch on monitor. Or spend a hundred for no readily apparent reason to buy a used copy that... Read More
Apr 25, 2015 by Amazon Customer | See all 2 posts
Think about how MUCH information a director needs to cram into an hour or two, and very skilled, experienced directors (and/or those with LOTS of money to spend) can explain a lot to the audience in one or two very short but skillfully crafted scenes. I believe that 1) the information the... Read More
Oct 29, 2007 by Reader | See all 6 posts