Quickie: The Turin Horse


So we just saw “The Turin Horse”, and goddammit. Okay, I get it.
I get it. I get it. Life sucked, in the olden days,
and it was boring and repetitive, so you want to make your
movie boring and repetitive, I get it, I GET it! But goddammit. Do something. I get it. They used, like, the same loop of a score,
every single opportunity they could. The opening scene was great,
and it was fairly well shot. But goddammit, I get it. Fuck off. Fuck your shit. Excellent review!


68 Responses

  1. William Newy

    October 13, 2011 4:37 pm

    I'd assume it was average/below average if he didn't have much to say other than that. Need moar real reviews though!

  2. Million Dollar Rabies

    October 13, 2011 7:32 pm

    Maybe they should have called it the turnin' horse because it was like watching a horse turn for 90 minutes, or 100 minutes straight or whatever lol :P.

  3. YourMovieSucksDOTorg

    October 13, 2011 9:18 pm

    I know. I'm working on it. Currently busy with film fest, and have 2 people living in my room / editing space until November. After that point, I'll be able to release more frequently, but until then, I'll be working on it when I can.

  4. William Newy

    October 13, 2011 11:32 pm


    Yeah, I've seen your other posts explaining to us that you're attempting to get things out. Still a shame though because your reviews are both hysterical and informative. Hysterically informative. I can't wait for the next one though. As always, keep up the good work.

  5. Dwilshire7

    April 22, 2012 2:30 pm

    Nice hair faggot. What is it 1991 and you are still hoping Eddie Vedder will bone your lame ass

  6. YourMovieSucksDOTorg

    April 22, 2012 8:05 pm

    It's been 6 months since you first posted here and you hilariously keep coming back. Somehow, I must've seriously affected your day-to-day life by making this video. Is The Turin Horse your favorite movie of all time, or do you perhaps view the script as some sort of religious text?

  7. YourMovieSucksDOTorg

    April 23, 2012 7:44 am

    I love how you think you've been arguing with me this whole time and not one of my subscribers.

  8. John Hintergardt

    May 21, 2012 4:50 pm

    Great review, you know ol' Bela Tarr is imitating Bergman and hell even Bergman managed to be entertaining.

  9. YourMovieSucksDOTorg

    May 25, 2012 9:50 am

    I haven't seen enough Jarmusch to say for sure, but I like what I remember of Broken Flowers.

  10. kylio27

    October 17, 2012 8:46 pm

    The film isn't meant to be 'enjoyed', if that's what you were after. Were you frustrated when you walked out of the theatre? If so, then the film fulfilled its purpose.

  11. seb moore

    December 29, 2012 4:13 pm

    @yourmoviesucksdotorg Turin horse has gotta be one of the most arthousy/intellectual films and the comments are filled with people talking about dildos and cunts. Such a funny contrast. It must make for good reading 🙂

  12. mactazer

    January 20, 2013 8:26 pm

    Obviously you don't get the movie. For most of the film's length we watch a father and daughter's sparse and bleak existence in a remote farmhouse, blasted by an eternal wind. Only a couple of visitors come to break the near-silent existence of this couple and their ageing horse. Out of this silence and the wind and the darkness, an apocalyptic vision of a fallen, corrupt world emerges.

  13. Russell Rothman

    April 26, 2013 6:41 pm

    Anyone familiar with Tarr's older films would be able to appreciate, or at least respect The Turine Horse.

  14. ffsf739

    June 4, 2013 6:30 am

    To me, this film is what some people call a "thesis movie". It's Tarr trying to create a cinematic way of representing the nietzschean concept of eternal recurrence. Which doesn't make it any better! The movie is boring as shit! And, even though it's very well made (in my opinion), I really didn't like it. And I don't think Nietzsche would have liked it either!

  15. SomeSunshineOutside

    July 17, 2013 9:38 pm

    Hehe, first video I didn't like by you and I'm halfway through your uploads. It's OK, though.

  16. S1nwar

    March 4, 2015 11:13 pm

    what do you think of The Limits of Control? THAT movie is boring and repetative to the fucking MAX

  17. Mateo Pizarro

    April 9, 2015 8:35 am

    I wasnt very enthraled by Turin Horse, but I didnt really hate it, I suppose it was the beautifull photography and the way the old man gobbled up his boiled potato one handed, that kind of saved it for me in a masochistic-hipnotized-marathon-runner way. But I wanted to ask: have you seen Satantango? (also by Bela Tarr) its not even remotely as reppetitive and, IMO, masterfully filmed (7 hours long though… but you probably already knew that). I loved that mother f*cker.

  18. MilkandCookiesAU

    May 11, 2015 1:18 pm

    We get it, we get it. Your review doesn't go anywhere and its repetitive, we get it.

  19. Severi Saaristo

    August 10, 2015 1:33 am

    I really need to see Bela Tarr's films. I love Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise. I fucking love Tarkovsky, Bresson and Antonioni. So slow shouldn't be a problem, but there is a limit to everything, I don't care for pretentious shit like Warhol's movies (even I love his art and the envolment with Velvet Underground). Maybe I won't hate Tarr's films. Isn't Sátántango one of the 50 most appreciated films of all time or something?

  20. puntocero company

    December 1, 2016 3:39 am

    i get it, your video is quite repetitive too, but your video is not as profound and beautiful as the movie, i get it

  21. Charles

    February 17, 2017 2:31 am

    It's NOT just that life sucked in the old days. This movie is a metaphor of all the existential philosophy ever written. It has much more deeper meaning than just ''life sucked and was repetitive in the 1800''

  22. Jonathan Sefcik

    February 21, 2017 3:14 pm

    The Turin Horse is the kind of movie where I can understand anyone's opinion on it. If someone told me it was a masterpiece, I'd be okay with that. If someone told me it was repetitive pretentious crap, I'd be okay with that too. I personally think its good, but it has some problems and isn't as strong as it could be.

  23. skin09588

    August 13, 2017 12:11 pm

    It was amazing. Surely not for the average, less-demanding viewer. It's my first Tarr movie and I'm going to watch all of them.

  24. Kat 1234

    January 26, 2018 8:47 pm

    ahahaha i just ran into this while looking up parts of the turin horse to send a friend.

    with all due respect, i don't think you genuinely understood it. the score is supposed to be painful to listen to. it's supposed to hurt. it's supposed to make you want to pour melted iron in your eardrums. it's supposed to suck, and it's supposed to be a nightmare that you wake up from — only to realize that your are still stuck in the same nightmare.

    every time i have to explain to westerners how life is in eastern europe, i just tell them to watch the turin horse. i've seen many movies, mainstream, art house, low budget, hollywood budget, and none can compare to the turin horse when it comes to describing how it is to live in poland/hungary/slovakia/ukraine/etc.

    (btw my least fave movie so far is the 2012 version of the three stooges.)

    anyway, not trying to convince you to like it… but you can tell all your friends you know how it is to live in eastern europe, cause you managed to watch the turin horse lol

  25. mabusestestament

    March 17, 2018 1:30 pm

    I loved the movie and I didn't really expect that. Very immersive experience for me. I do really understand it's not for everyone – well, hardly for anyone probably 😉 – though.

  26. Ted Bailey

    June 6, 2018 5:52 am

    It takes real talent to be this repetitive in 55 sec. Especially when complaining about repetitiveness.

  27. ZeeDDD65

    November 29, 2018 12:54 am

    This is very disagreeable, but I actually think the review does a good job of getting Adum's point across. He's conveying to the viewers how viewing The Turin Horse made him feel.

    But honestly, The Turin Horse didn't just work because it's slow and repetitive: it built atmosphere, it implies so much desolation and despair in its slowness, and that's why the last shot of the movie is so effective — we see the old couple lose the will to even eat because of how miserable they are. That's fucking dark.

    Of course, I understand Bela Tarr is an alienating director, and maybe his obnoxious fans make it easy to write off his style as pretentious bullshit, but since Adum here is a pretty well-versed in critiques and the art of film-making, I am a little disappointed that he doesn't at least see the merit in Bela Tarr's sheer audacity.


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