Next up in our study of foreign films, we watched "Run, Lola, Run". I have studied this film before, and while it is well-made, I don't love it because it is pretty gimmicky. I ended up having to buy the film because I missed part of it, and while I'm not happy about it, I don't exactly detest it either.
There are definitely some great things about this film. The narrative structure is interesting. The film is told in three different versions, which is rather unique. They are transitioned between very smoothly as a result of the editing. In fact, the editing is very good as a whole. The cinematography is also extremely effective and often quite beautiful for an action film.
That being said, it's still not a great film. Without the narrative structure, it's boring. It's just a very formulaic action film. I don't like films that are gimmicky. As such, it really brought my opinion of the film overall down, even though it does have some good elements. It's also very over-the-top in moments. There are parts that are just outright weird.
So "Run, Lola, Run" has some phenomenal editing and cinematography, but it isn't great overall because of its gimmicky nature. I think it is overrated.
Run Lola Run
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: Digital that I own & DVD/Blu-Ray in a class.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably.
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