Strange Way of Life

2023 [SPANISH]

Action / Drama / Western

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 76% · 97 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 55% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.2/10 10 9667 9.7K

Top cast

Pedro Pascal as Silva
Ethan Hawke as Jake
Manu Ríos as Singer
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291.45 MB
English 2.0
24 fps
12 hr 31 min
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598.83 MB
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12 hr 31 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by lodger-56981 5 / 10

A sure signpost towards the death of brick and mortal cinemas if I have ever seen one.

It's partially my fault that I disliked this film. I paid my $15 and about $17 for a drink and popcorn not knowing this was a short film. I like to see films without knowing anything about them in advance. But this film may have killed this notion for me after having it serve me well for 25 years.

This isn't a short film; it's an aborted film. Almodovar - who has provided queer filmgoers like myself much to cheer about throughout his career - utterly disappoints by setting up a fantastic premise - elaborating on it for 30 minutes - and then just ending it before it has a chance to resolve in any meaningful way. When the end credit came up - I though Almodovar was doing that Warholian trick - turned into genre by Dennis Hopper's "The Last Movie" and the recent film "Drive My Car" of putting the credits deep into the movie's begining. But nope - this was the end of the short film. I was shocked and angry. Worse - at the screening I attended in Austin - the short was followed by another Almodovar short called "The Human Voice" from 2020 with Tilda Swinton. As usual, the actress is amazing - but the plot and dialogue of this film is so cliched and tired, we've seen it a million times. And Aldomovar films it as some sort of homage to Lars Von Trier's "Dogtown," a film I absolutely despise.... - Then came a 40 minute interview with Almodovar where he discusses "Strange Way of Life" to the point of rendering the short film even more irrelevant - and he tells how he would end it if it were a feature film One of the most infuriating endings to a cinema visit I've had to endure since the 2010's. "A Strange Way of Life" is a strange way to make films: Abort the story when it gets most interesting - then do interviews that tell how the story ends. A sure signpost towards the death of brick and mortal cinemas if I have ever seen one.

Reviewed by yusufpiskin 3 / 10

What is this?

Life is strange... While Pedro Almodovar, who should have quit cinema 10 years ago, is still opening at festivals, Xavier Dolan, who should have made films for another 30 years, is retiring.

I think the thing that best explains Xavier Dolan's quote, "Cinema is not worth the effort" is that these kinds of things play at festivals and people buy tickets for them.

What would change if there were two other actors instead of Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal?

Does this film look like the work of a filmmaker with 30 years of experience?

What criteria do festival selection committees have? How do they choose movies?

Xavier Dolan... The movie industry did not appreciate you.

Reviewed by amirezamoghdm 5 / 10

Short and disappointing

It's literally a short film. Only half an hour and the ending leaves you perplexed and wondering what is it the director wanted to say or is it just a window into the hidden love and lust of cowboys for each other in times past. The acting leaves alot to be desired and the plot I found to be overly simplistic. There are some scenes of passion especially the younger actors who in flashbacks of both the sheriff and this ex lover share their love and passion for each other in a wine drinking splashing rolling moment in the movie. Plus a very short sequence of the older ones in bed together after they have dinner. This short film reminded me of back mountain and thinking why this one too wasn't made into something on par in depth and sophistication with that. In one word it was disappointing.

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