An effective little nightmare.
Review by: MiamiMovieCritic
Added: 7 years ago
Greed is an animated movie that sticks with you. It's a little over two minutes, and it has only one character and one setting. But the ideas are clear and the humor is pitch-black. This is an effective little nightmare.
The main character looks like Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. He shares Gollum's flaws: self-deception and avarice. The film is set in a seedy motel room. The bathroom is sprayed floor to ceiling with graffiti. An unpleasant little man in boxer shorts and a wife-beater is staring at his reflection in the mirror. A pimple appears on his cheek, and he discovers that when he presses it a mountain of gold appears. Another pimple appears, and another, until he discovers that this is a losing game he’s playing.
I don't know if you can talk about "performances" in animated movies, but this guy is a tour-de-force. He's a nervous wreck, and he makes you feel extremely uneasy. The color palette and the soundtrack – especially the sinister beating heart that opens and closes the film – also contribute to the film’s disturbing tone.