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Anatomy of Hell Reviews


Time Out
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June 24, 2006
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
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Forget the Anatomy, this is just plain Hell.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 12, 2004
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
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
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Ultimately less reminiscent of similarly themed efforts like Last Tango in Paris than of an explicit health education training film.

November 4, 2004
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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No one takes the fun out of sex like Catherine Breillat.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

November 3, 2004
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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October 28, 2004
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Breillat uses this man and woman on a bed (sometimes only he is clothed, and sometimes the two of them are naked) as a way of exploring the meaning of women's bodies from social, political and personal angles, instead of purely sensual ones.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

October 20, 2004
John Anderson
Newsday
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Breillat, as usual, leaves us gasping.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 15, 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
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
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
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
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