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Anatomy of Hell Reviews

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Ranks high on the squirm meter. But, unlike in most of [Breillat's] earlier work, there's no emotional payoff.

| Original Score: 1/4

October 15, 2004
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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The good news: Real-life porn star Siffredi turns out to be a terrific actor. Who knew? The bad news: The scene with the garden implement. The scene with the red cocktail. The scene with ... I can't go on.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 15, 2004
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Once again, [Breillat] gives us a man and a woman engaged in a bruising slugfest hinged to sexual difference.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

October 14, 2004
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Breillat is a smart, serious observer of sexuality's often disruptive role in human life, but this existential drama is sadly pretentious.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 1/4

October 14, 2004
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

a font of faux profundity

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

October 13, 2004
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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In her latest feature, sexual provocatrix Catherine Breillat turns a philosophical speculum on gender relations to perverse (and perversely elegant) effect.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 12, 2004
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Pretentious pornographic stuff and nonsense.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 11, 2004
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

Issues of sexual commitment, fidelity and self-worth are graphically explored with the torpid detachment of a psych major's filmic send-up of a Calvin Klein commercial...

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: F

October 5, 2004
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A mere parade of shock images meant to free us from our bourgeois illusions -- and since narrative engagement appears to be one of those sins, it's impossible to find a foothold.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1/4

October 1, 2004
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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In her clinical yet stately manner Breillat is largely -- though not wholly -- successful.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 24, 2004
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Unless you buy the obnoxious premise that men in general, and gay men in particular, loathe women, you may find yourself thinking, 'Buck up, dear!' and concluding that this is a filmmaker whose desire to shock exceeds her capacity for interesting thought.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 22, 2004
Lisa Nesselson
Variety
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Breillat is militantly in favor of personal and intellectual freedom -- and that aspect of her mission as an artist is laudable. But it's the way she expresses it on film that lends itself to giggles and guffaws.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 21, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Deliberately shocking, yawningly plodding and almost mind-bogglingly pretentious -- and its message is laid on with a trowel: Men are idiots.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2/5

September 19, 2004

E! Online

A fascinating mood piece from a filmmaker who painstakingly explores the sometimes ugly lives of women -- without flinching.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: B

September 18, 2004
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

I may be just one ignorant American who can't appreciate the brilliance of Breillat's French Skinema, but I know pretentious subtitled porn when I see it.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 20, 2004
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Film Comment Magazine
January 15, 2005

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 15, 2005
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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October 28, 2004
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