A movie that by turns is wincingly awful and heartbreakingly fine. It boasts an unforgettable performance by Björk.
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A film of so much daring, a film that takes so many chances, it's impossible not to be impressed.
At times the movie's crudeness has an eerie beauty, but the musical fantasies are a bewildering hash, and the protracted climax on death row is nearly unendurable.
I was astonished to find myself weeping copiously over von Trier's latest, which is another parable of monomaniacal sainthood.
If it weren't for a terrific central performance by the Icelandic pop singer Bjork, Dancer in the Dark would be all but unwatchable.
Can be unbearably moving or annoyingly mawkish, sometimes in the same scene.
It is a bold, reckless gesture.
Ought to win a prize for sheer audacity.
Lars von Trier is a mechanic, not an artist. And his movies are meat grinders he feeds his characters through.
Fairly incompetent as a musical and rather silly as a drama.