Wednesday, April 24, 2019

High Life Review - 1 Star

"High Life" is the kind of disturbing art film that can attract some, while disgusting others. At least six people walked out of the screening I attended, and there were only 18 of us in the theater. Robert Pattinson stars as a death row inmate, who gets a chance at parole by signing up for a space voyage. Alas, the powers that be weren't telling the truth. The space ship is a clunky tin can. Eventually Pattinson winds up alone with a baby, conceived with the help of a mad fertility specialist, played by Juliette Binoche. Her experiments landed her on death row; but in space, she continues her studies. "High Life" shocks, disgusts, and sometimes stuns with beautiful images. "High Life," 1 star, rated "R." Does it deliver what it promises? Weird-as-Hell sci-fi. Is it entertaining? Not for the faint of heart. Is it worth the price of admission? This is a lot to ponder.