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Anatomy of Hell Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Plays like porn dubbed by bitter deconstructionist theoreticians.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

November 12, 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
Scott Weinberg

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: | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 20, 2004
Chris Barsanti

a font of faux profundity

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

October 13, 2004
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

Vagina dialogue this may be, but it seems much more like a bunch of arse.

Full Review Source: Movie Gazette

November 26, 2004
Eric D. Snider

I hate this movie, but only because it hated me first.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: F

January 16, 2005
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
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The movie strongly suggests that to be gay is to be a misogynist, that all men wish to do violence to women and that being female is the same as being miserable.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/5

November 12, 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
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
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Pretentious pornographic stuff and nonsense.

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

October 11, 2004
Kent Turner

Not since Pia Zadora's The Lonely Lady has a gardening tool been so violated.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

October 15, 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
Nathan Lee
Film Comment Magazine

Her latest, Anatomy of Hell, doesn't so much straddle the fine line between art and porn as balance, bleeding, on the knife's edge between trenchant and pretentious.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 28, 2013
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

A waste of cinema, and of precious time.

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: .5/4

August 19, 2006
Achy Obejas
Chicago Tribune
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A ponderous but very, very explicit exploration of gender roles and fears that frequently seems like a parody of the genre.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

November 11, 2004
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
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
Lisa Nesselson
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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
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
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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
September 12, 2004
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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October 28, 2004

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 15, 2005

Film Comment Magazine
January 15, 2005

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
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