Atom User Reviews for Nightmare Alley
Great cast and casting. Sets and production design were fantastic. It was in color, of course, but it was SO dark I had to wonder if it wouldn't have been better shot in B&W so the cinematographer could have played more with light, shadows and contrast. The screenplay wasn't what I expected but the performances didn't disappoint. Worth seeing on the big screen, but it had the misfortune of opening in the same week as a Spider Man movie. I was the one solitary person in the theater for Nightmare Alley. The IMAX and several traditional screens in the complex were packed with Spidey fans.. It's too bad NA will probably have more viewership on big home TV screens.
Sucked. Rather watch Biden ramble for 2.5 hours.
Great period piece. Great cast.
Absolutely loved it. The low ratings are from mouth breathers who didn't get enough explosions or CG
SO MANY GREAT ACTORS IN THIS FILM. A ROMANTIC FILM AT FIRST, GRIPPING AND SUSPENSEFUL FROM MIDDLE THROUGH THE END. A STORY THAT TELLS YOU LIFE COMES FULL CIRCLE WHEN YOU LET GREED AND POWER GET TO YOU.
It was good. However, the original is far better
It was very boring
Some amazing performances and beautiful cinematography, but the story was a bit weak and faltered in the final third.
I have been to theatres 4 times to see this in less than a month - love it more every time!
It's not my type of film but I see how others might enjoy this movie like crazy. Some scenes just feel to predictable and some scenes really feel out of place.
Worst movie ever.
Glad I had the opportunity to see it in theaters. Another must see from Guillermo Del Toro!
Entertaining, but not worth seeing twice. Cate Blanchett does a phenomenal job bringing weight to her role and a high level of intensity even when the scenes start to feel a little cheesy. She's the best part of the movie for the few scenes she's in.
dark and gorgeous
Just as ugly and beautiful as any classic noir, del Toro’s dark, dazzling three-ring Hollywood circus proves the old-fashioned event film still has a lot of life left.
With a semi-playful nod to the 1945 film Detour and more than a few rain-drenched streets, Nightmare Alley pays tribute to noir. But it’s also its own dark snow globe, luminous and finely faceted, and one of del Toro’s most fluent features.
This sordid excavation into the hollowness of a human soul is a strange fit for a director who’s spent his career searching for magic in the darkest margins of our world, but del Toro’s natural empathy for even the most damnable creatures he finds there sparks new life into “Nightmare Alley” as it narrows towards its inevitable dead end.