From director-writer-producer Todd Field comes TÁR, starring Cate Blanchett as the iconic musician, Lydia Tár. The film examines the changing nature of power, its impact and durability in our modern world.
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By john's tech
Leaves the viewer in the rear view mirror the WHOLE trip - 😂🤣😂🤣
Great Disappointment in many regards
By Movie Devil
After all the publicity and accolades that this movie received, I was curious. As someone in the classical music field, I was very disappointed about the fictitious character and script. For someone who watches this movie, please be adviced that the position, function and personality of a conductor in the real world is NOT what this movie portrays: e.g. in today's world a conductor or music director does NOT have the power to select an additional work to be recorded for a CD project in a few days, and also would not be able to bring a new soloist to perform on this recording without planning, negotiations, contracts etc. etc.
Cat Blanchett is at her best, no question, but her talent is wasted on a boring, lenghty dialog. There is superficial treatment on the many subplots, so the viewer - if not familiar with the workings of an orchestra, of musicians, of managers etc. - gets confused. I consider this fabricated character an insult to the real artists mentioned briefly in the movie, e.g. Bernstein, Furtwängler, Karajan, who would have something meaningful to say to the students at Juilliard School instead of the self-indulging, pseudo-intellectual speech this Tàr produces.
What is this movie really about: struggle of a female conductor to work in a world of men? Her sexual preference? Her (only hinted, but not shown) abusive power over "underlings"?
The cinematic efforts are rudimentary. The only sudden discovery is the young Russian cellist who auditions and gets to play the Elgar Concerto: she is not an actress pretending to be a musician, but the real thing! Congratulations to her!
Boring boring boring
By Bruno Taut
What a pretentious film, full of stilted monologues and ridiculously implausible characters. Cate Blanchett doesn't "play" Lydia Tár, she portrays her, and barely better than some freshman drama student. Virtually all of the supporting roles were played better and more believably. Aside from an extremely boring script and uninspired execution, Cate Blanchett should not become her own caricature.
The five star reviews are a joke. Someone had to pay them.I feel tricked into watching what I thought was a awful movie. What was the point. Nothing is every spelled out, all just alluded too. And the ending was just shocking. Too sit there for over two hours of enduring a pointless movie. The ending just makes you see how you have been played a fool.
Talk, talk, talk. What an unimaginative script and dishonest cinematography. And I paid to watch it. Cate B is so talented. Why did she make this movie? And why did I waste my time watching it?
Good but not for everyone
I just saw this last night. At a special screening. Cate Blanchett was there too. Plus Todd Field. The Director. I really liked it. It’s slow in the beginning but intensifies as it goes along. I was literally captivated by Cate’s performance. She held me in my seat. I needed to even go to the bathroom at one point but couldn’t. I didn’t want to miss anything. Todd Field is a very nice guy too. Besides being very talented. Cate was too.
It was 158 minutes long. That is tar.
Not for the spoon-fed
TÁR is an exceptionally accomplished film in every respect. It demands your attention, and at least second viewing.