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Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence--the world of reality and the world inside his head. Hired to rewrite a murder mystery set in a desert diner and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is politely baffled when the characters from his movie start showing up in his life and vice versa. Felix tries to maintain his equanimity as reality and fantasy collide in an increasingly whirling slipstream, while his memory banks fire off seemingly random references to songs and sci-fi movies from the Fifties.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 39
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 30
- Average Rating: 4.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Slipstream is Anthony Hopkins's third film as a director and his first as a quasi-avant-garde filmmaker working well outside the mainstream.
Rotten: [It] can either be viewed as one huge home movie or a plaything from an actor who has been observing other filmmakers for decades.
Rotten: Slipstream is an experiment in visual stream-of-consciousness, but stream-of-consciousness fares better as a literary form than a cinematic one.
Rotten: The veneer of stylistic hyperactivity can't conceal the starkly banal dialogue and a roster of performances that seem, under the circumstances, hardly directed at all.
Slipstream must be over these knuckleheads' heads.
Anthony is briliant, the story is better than any wooden rollercoaster ride, and the idea is very entertaining. Definatley a strong storyline, characters and cast. It takes a person that understand themselves to dispend belief, otherwise, people will take shots at a real great movie and one heck of a concept, real or not, possible or not, I loved it.
"a dream within a dream"
THIS MOVIE WAS INTENTIONALLY MADE WITHOUT A PLOT!!!!!! Be warned. To those who called it pretentious, you missed the point, because... well... the movie pretends to be nothing. Hopkins intention was to make an ANTI-MOVIE. It is what it is. Like a dream. Random, unorganized, and driven by the subconscious. This is certainly NOT your traditional Hollywood mumbo jumbo... but guess what, THAT WAS THE FUDGIN' POINT. This film is a personal, and artistic expression... a reflection on life, death, and the illusion of life... life that plays like a dream. It is a critiscism on the fiction that is hollywood (because life is never like the movies), and a reflection on the random and uncontrolled slipstream of life. WARNING: this movie requires thinking outside the box.
Give it a chance...
just try to get into the frantic showy cutting and give the movie a chance. if you stick it out to the end it pays off. interesting editing, and concept. i could relate cause i have experienced dreams like this. Worth watching more than once. -G