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The book: "A work of ruthless psychological realism, it's a landmark in the graphic novel medium. It would be a masterpiece in any." -- TIME MAGAZINE's 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.
Why it's "unfilmable": The tone, the layered storytelling and scope. There's a lot you can do with a graphic novel that you can't do on film. Plus, Alan Moore -- just put all of his stuff on the "unfilmable" list, because he hates what's been done to his work on film, and he's a large scary man with a terrifying imagination who could come up with unspeakable things to do to anyone else who defiles his work.
The movie: "It wasn't that I wasn't engaged in some of the (many) story lines, it's just that there was never enough time spent with any particular one so as to become emotionally involved ... which seems strange to say about a movie 165 minutes long." -- Sara Vilkomerson, New york Observer
"A (mostly) faithful re-creation of the comic. But it could have been so much more." - Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic