Bob Balaban's dark comic horror about a young boy suspecting his suburban parents to be cannibals
This film won Oscars for art direction and costumes and possibly inspired Alan Parker's condemnation of such ponderous works as 'the Laura Ashley school of film-making'. Certainly they seldom come duller - especially in the latter half - and even when cut by some 28 minutes after release, this remained a picture-book portrayal of the last years of Czarist Russia, seen through the eyes of Nicholas (Jayston) and Alexandra (Suzman). The leads fare reasonably well in the earlier scenes, but the passing parade of characters is just that.
Production values are high, but it lacks momentum.
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