People have been walking out of Daniel Radcliffe’s new film Swiss Army Man, according to reports from the Sundance Film Festival, perhaps not least due to a rather surreal scene involving the Harry Potter star’s ‘farting’ corpse.
The film, a debut from Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, follows the story of Hank (Paul Dano) who, stranded alone on a desert island, sets out on the ocean using the gas being regularly expelled from said corpse to propel himself back towards civilisation.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, it attracted a range of views when it screened at this year’s Sundance.
There are those who, ahem, advise against watching:
Counted at least 30 walkouts within first 30 mins of the unwatchable SWISS ARMY MAN before I bailed myself at 40-minute mark. DO NOT SEE IT.— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) January 22, 2016
SWISS ARMY MAN is absolutely bonkers and brilliant in equal measure. #Sundance— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) January 23, 2016
Swiss Army Man - Wacky, surreal, at times brilliant. The most amazing anti-depressant you'll take. It really clicked part of the way thru.— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) January 23, 2016
John Cooper on Swiss Army Man: "I have no idea what it's about but I still love it." #Sundance— Steven Zeitchik (@zeitchikWaPo) January 22, 2016
Swiss Army Man is INCREDIBLY BAD #Sundance2016
— Niall Cassin (@niallcassin) January 23, 2016
Most of my film Twitter feed is people claiming they walked out of SWISS ARMY MAN during #Sundance. First big misfire has arrived
— James Shotwell (@jamesdshotwell) January 22, 2016
@TheInSneider How does a movie like that get in? Do they screen them before they select?— Tampa Movie Guy 🇺🇸 (@TampaMovieGuy) January 23, 2016
A film you just have to see for yourself? Let us know in the comments section below whether you’re keen or not…