Poison

Poison

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Poison Reviews

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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I could have done without the designer prison, but most of the other stylistic conceits work.

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November 9, 2010
Rob Nelson
Village Voice
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Arguably the strongest American debut feature of the '90s.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 9, 2010
Variety Staff
Variety
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Todd Haynes' Poison is a conceptually bold, stylistically audacious first feature, a compelling study of different forms of deviance.

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March 26, 2009
David Ansen
Newsweek
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Boldly self conscious, Poison switches channels among its three stylistically varied but thematically linked tales with cumulative, claustrophobic power.

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March 31, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Compelling and quirkily intelligent; Genet, one feels, would have been impressed.

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February 9, 2006
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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The movie needs to evoke more than the ghost of Genet to give it resonance.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 20, 2003
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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Its effect, as a whole, is like that of an especially vile infection; it moves diabolically through your system, spreading fever and nausea as it goes.

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January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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What's truly revolutionary about this filmmaker -- his perverse, ironic humanity -- is only intermittently on display in this quasi-provocative formalist knickknack

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

April 5, 1991
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