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Critic Reviews for Baise-Moi
The mix of real sex and fake-looking violence in this 2000 French feature is curiously unprovocative.
Baise-Moi is like a cheapie, vintage American exploitation movie, only one that goes so far beyond the bounds of taste that its affrontiveness becomes in large part what the film is about.
Too ideologically earnest for the porn crowd and too hard-core for serious audiences.
The movie's only value is in unwittingly defining more clearly how played out the whole transgressing-boundaries- as-art thing has become.
Like an eager kid trying too hard to be noticed, it ends up just being tiresome.
Audience Reviews for Baise-Moi
Strange to say, that this story in plot is quite like that of Thelma & Louise, it's very explicit nature though gives it a very controversial edge.
The acting is pretty good and in some ways, this film could stand easily on it's own without the controvsial sexually explicit scenes and fairly extreme violence.
In fairness this film won't be for everyone! Is it art? Is it porn? Many will not be willing to watch it to find out, many will want to watch it for that reason.
Graphically hardcore. The story of two young women who go on a cross-country crime spree. Makes Thelma and Louise look like a lighthearted Disney movie.
ome films are made to just be provocative. Add some sex sequences and some violence and you get a wave of anger and insult in response of what the director wanted to point out. Baise Moi is a masterpiece which should be seen by consentant adults ready to face reality and who want to live open minded. Yes this film is X rated for adults only but it is not pornographic !!! It is just to tough for young audiences. Baise Moi belongs to these Feature-Realism category where you find Cassavetes, Godard and others. You get in touch with the truth of what these people live, breath and feel. It tells the story (which could be real !) of two women in a world where being a women souds like hell. What about feeling compassion for Serial Killers ? What about understanding how a human being could turn himself into a monster ? What would our life mean if it doesn't worth anything to anybody ? This film shows you what you are not ready to watch and hear. This film connects you with these people frightenning us everyday and against who we protect ourselves without hearing the sound of their sufferings. It's tough, brutal, rough and so true ! Rape yourself and learn ! I want to thank the two directors and the actresses. They are more than gifted and deserve a great future !
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