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Few directors polarize audiences like Peter Greenaway, a filmmaker as influenced by Jacobean revenge tragedy and 17th century painting as by the French New Wave. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover is both adored and detested for its combination of sumptuous beauty and revolting decadence. A vile, gluttonous thief (Michael Gambon, The Singing Detective) spews hate and abuse at a restaurant run by a stoic French cook (Richard Bohringer, Diva), but under the thief's nose his wife (the ever-sensuous Helen Mirren, Prime Suspect) conducts an affair with a bookish lover (Alan Howard, Strapless). Clothing (by avant-garde designer Jean-Paul Gaultier) changes color as the characters move from room to room. Nudity, torture, rotting meat, and Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs) at his sleaziest all contribute the atmosphere of decay and excess. Not for everyone, but for some, essential. --Bret Fetzer
Just horrendous. I picked this movie because of Helen Mirren, a fave actress.It was a dark, costume-y, slapstick farce of a stage play. NOT my kind of entertainment. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Les
I cannot believe Helen Mirren did this movie. It is the worst I have EVER seen!!Published 2 months ago by Frieda Haynes
Everything about this kookie film is wonderful... Felt like I knew all the characters... Beautiful sets, costumes over the topPublished 2 months ago by David E. Johnson
Not a film for everyone, but if you liked this film--and people either loved it or walked out of the theater--there is finally a great transfer of this Peter Greenaway film... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dan Gabriels
Great blu ray from Mexico. A good transfer i thought it looked great. Crazy art movie surprised criterion never picked it up. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jason
Beyond absurd and way beyond my ability to view on a full stomach or, for that matter, at any other time.
The only semi-redeeming value is a young(er), sensuous Helen Mirren. Read more
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I don't know what the situation was back in 2006, but these days you can pick up a region-free machine (i.e. Coby or Craig) for less than $40.
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