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102 Ratings

Jupiter's Moon

Jupiter holdja

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó
Hungary, 2017
Drama, Fantasy


Set in the Europe of tomorrow and is about 17-year-old Ariel, a young boy who is hit by the bullet of an aggressive police officer after attempting to cross the border to Hungary. As a result of the wound, the boy is endowed with a unique ability: he is able to levitate, just like an angel.

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Jupiter's Moon Directed by Kornél Mundruczó
Kornél Mundruczó, on the strength of White God, returned with a dopey Eurothriller, Jupiter’s Moon, that repeated the same dodgy CGI effect—a man floating in the air—like an aging circus performer lingering on his flourish.
July 03, 2017
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How this kind of magic-realist spectacularism helps to improve the lot of immigrants is anybody’s guess.
May 23, 2017
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Mundruczó has his sights set firmly on Hollywood-scale genre filmmaking, but, either due to lack of funds or vision, his stylistic box of tricks is very limited, and the director is content to show off these few flourishes early and deploy them often. Long, winding, eventful tracking shots of the Emmanuel Lubezki mould crop up constantly, adding quickly-diminishing hyperreal tension to scenes ranging from the refugees’ perilous flight, to simple, mild-simmer thriller-by-numbers dialogue scenes
May 21, 2017
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