LinusMxx’s review published on Letterboxd:
Writer: "My conscience wants vegetarianism to win over the world. And my subconscious is yearning for a piece of juicy meat. But what do I want?"
Same, Writer. Same.
I watched this the second time last night and it's still one of the most challenging viewing experience I've ever had with a film, especially with all its deep philosophical musings. I immediately went on to read multiple in-depth analysis/reviews on the net afterwards in order for me to fully grasp and understand the film's themes and what it was trying to say. The next morning, I decided to watch this film the third time just to make use of the interesting analysis or points I've read last night... and yep, this deserves an A+.
Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker is a slow spiritual journey; a beautifully haunting visual poetry; a delicious food for thought. It's a film that explores the conflict between faith and religion (Stalker) vs. science and logic (Professor) vs. arts and humanities (Writer). It's a film that exposes the true desires and the inner beings of men, as well as the nature of faith. It is simply a masterpiece.