Newcity Chicago

DIRECTED BY: Steven Soderbergh

REVIEWED: 11-24-97

A $200,000 experimental feature by Steven Soderbergh, "Schizopolis" leaps happily from lucidity to literal babbling, from cool visual style to nutball gibbering. Soderbergh, less than pleased with the work he had done with "The Underneath," arranged to make a guerrilla-style production, a kind of throat-clearing exercise, with himself as director, writer, cameraman and lead actor. It seems to be a parody of a Scientology-like religion called "Eventualism," and then a quirky satire of the contemporary workplace, then as quick as you make sense of that, Soderbergh lurches in another direction. Confounding at first, it becomes a playful, near-Dada experience and there are moments inspired and nonsensical throughout that seldom fail to amuse or at least happily perplex.

--Ray Pride

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