• Aroused
    2 minutes 33 seconds
    Added: Mar 11, 2013

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Aroused Reviews

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Nicole Herrington
New York Times
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It has an inviting softness, but the background music, odd camera angles, close-ups and lingering shots only distract and objectify.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 2, 2013
Inkoo Kang
Village Voice
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Aspires to be a consciousness-raising documentary but is only as deep as a tube of lipstick ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 30, 2013
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Leaves you undernourished both intellectually and emotionally.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 4.45/10

May 4, 2013
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Faux feminist quotes ridiculously compare the porn stars to Anais Nin, Joan of Arc and yes, Eleanor Roosevelt. As Anderson cheers them while they get gussied up for oral, anal and mock rape scenes, exposing their souls way less than flashing flesh.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

May 3, 2013
Matt Pais
RedEye

It's tough not to wish Anderson, who fortunately moves away from initial, obvious statements about how sex sells, tried harder to get the full story.

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

May 2, 2013
Gabe Toro
The Playlist

By imagining that she's pulling back the curtain, Anderson is instead making porn even more inscrutable, even more difficult to understand...this doesn't seem to be a main concern, as these actresses roll lie in bed for a voyeuristic camera...

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: D+

May 5, 2013
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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For a film that purports to go beyond the surface and uncover the "true essence" of adult film stars, "Aroused" spends a lot of time admiring the surface.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 2, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Director Deborah Anderson ... turns a welcome opportunity into a shameless example of exploitation and self-promotion.

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

May 2, 2013
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Too many times, "Aroused" arouses curiosity without really satisfying it.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

May 3, 2013
Kam Williams
AALBC.com

An eye-opening expose about the surprisingly-conventional concerns of some of the most hyper-sexualized women in the world.

Full Review Source: AALBC.com | Original Score: 3/4

April 30, 2013
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

An uncommonly intelligent doc exploration of the inner lives of 16 women in the adult film industry; has an easy, unforced quality to go with its acuity, allowing the humanity and vulnerability of its subjects to come through.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: B+

May 1, 2013
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

'Aroused' is well done, and like the best documentaries and the best artwork it alters the way you see a subject and the way you think about things. But it is NOT arousing.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

June 5, 2013
Mark Adams
Screen International
May 2, 2013
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