I knew that I hadn't connected with the film when I watched it about 10 years ago, but I figured that I'd matured and seen a lot of films since then, and I would probably have a new appreciation for it.
Its clear that Tarkovsky intended this film to be an intensely personal experience for each individual that takes the leap into this almost 3-hour long spiritual journey, whose modest plot follows three men as they venture into the mysterious Zone, in search of a Room which supposedly has the power ...
by Citizen Rules
I loved the look of the zone with the early morning soft light and mist...mist everywhere, like a soft blanket concealing the mysteries of the zone.
Its also interesting to note that Stalkers chemically contaminated shooting locations even notoriously led to the death of several crew members after filming (including Tarkovsky).
by The Sci-Fi Slob
Stalker is a very complex film, however, its plot is very simple: a man living in a desolate and miserable industrial Russian town, promises two men (a writer and a professor), that he will guide them to the center of a forbidden area known as 'The Zone' to find a room which can apparently grant wi...
by Captain Spaulding
Stalker is a Master's thesis of a film, one that deserves to be watched multiple times and analyzed and dissected and written about at length.
by The Gunslinger45
Many of you know I went on record that day that (as of now) it is the best film I have seen from the standpoint of film as a piece of art.