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Destricted Reviews

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Phil Coldiron
L.A. Weekly
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That it's taken Destricted nearly five years since its debut at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival to turn up in theaters is doubly unsurprising.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 4, 2010
Anton Bitel
Film4

Like real sex, this collection ranges from exhilarating to frustrating, from kinky to dull - and like real porn, it will have the viewer wishing at times for a fast-forward button.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

June 15, 2007
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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[A] mixed bag.

Full Review Source: Time Out

September 23, 2006
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com

It's a very up-and-down affair that alternately has us reaching for a smoke and wishing it was enough already so we can just get some sleep.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 27, 2006
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

Destricted is good for a few inadvertent laughs, but as a sociological statement on human sexuality, it's practically worthless.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 0/5

February 4, 2006
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK

Whatever most of the filmmakers here were trying to achieve, it sheds no light on porn, simply reproducing it at its most trite, stale and unimaginative.

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 3/10

September 23, 2006
Jamie Russell
BBC.com

Full of hardcore, show-all scenes of couples getting it on, it's supposed to provoke debate about sex and art. In reality, porn has rarely triggered so many yawns.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

September 5, 2006
Scott Foundas
Variety
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Wearing its presumed scandal value like a merit badge, porn omnibus Destricted loses almost all its salacious appeal as soon as it hits the screen.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 10, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Destricted is a series of short films by directors and video artists ostensibly investigating the relationship between eroticism and pornography. A lot of them are dire.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

September 23, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

These shorts are essentially obscene. But they're also artful and intriguing.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

August 31, 2006
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

The graphic content guarantees that this will attract sensationalist attention. But, beneath the provocation and pretention, there are some interesting ideas here -- even though they're not always subtly expressed.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

September 23, 2006
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