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Ratings for Ratcatcher
(1999)

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16 member reviews/ratings for this Movie

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Reviews for Ratcatcher

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Ratcatcher utterly surprised me. Not because of the talking, which I hardly understood at all (I'm Austrian), but because of the surprising scarcity of dialogues. I doubt that there was a single situation where any of the protagonists talked for more than five seconds in a row. That's why the movie wasn't that difficult to grasp, as most of the plot was primarily carried by images and stunning shots of William Eadie's character. I guess that there were minutes where no-one actually said a word for a long time - which makes this movie maybe the movie with the least words spoken I've ever seen.

Concerning its plot - it's very much reminiscent of Kes. You get a first-hand insight into the bleak and dull existance those kids in Glasgow have to endure. James is suffering from thorough disillusion. The sequences when you actually see him smile - which are two or three maybe - are thus real highlights of the movie. He is the one who bears the emotional burden of the movie. I particularly liked the scene when he was lying on the sofa and his young sister places herself next to him. The other highlight was when he took the bus and found this solitary house and the grain field, where he experienced some kind of relief from his tough life. The ending was ambiguous. I suppose he actually did drown himself - and the last image show his dreams of his family moving away from their bleak existance towards a brighter future - a future he thinks is only possible without him. Just think of the young girl holding the mirror towards the sky - and then you see James' face. And you see him drown again right when the credits start.

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One of my fave boy actor movies

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Beautiful and terribly bleak.

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