Confusion of Genders Reviews

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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 9, 2003
A sleek-looking film with intense performances by its cast, Confusion of Genders has nothing to say that wasn't put much more succinctly in a minor 50's pop hit for Sarah Vaughan ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
July 9, 2003
In an effort to keep the plates spinning, the movie quickly devolves from risque to risible.
October 24, 2003
This movie is confused about what it's trying to be (it's works best as a sex farce), but it's kind of like the relationships in the movie - you sort of get what you want but still aren't satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
July 9, 2003
The central character in the cynical French sex farce Confusion of Genders is such an odious piece of work -- weak, indecisive and shallow -- that it's hard to follow his carnal misadventures with anything approaching interest.
| Original Score: .5/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 9, 2003
Though the film's frontal nudity and frequent sex scenes give it a superficial air of provocation, its characters are fundamentally conventional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
July 9, 2003
Despite a plethora of 'naughty bits,' it's a yawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
July 16, 2003
Eet ees all so vairy French, you see, and more zan a leetle tiresome.
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
August 15, 2003
In aiming for zingy, topical farce, it goes strangely limp, coasting on the fumes of its own self-satisfied shock value.
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Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News
October 16, 2003
We wander through Alain's life just as he does, never satisfied, and perhaps marveling at how dull bisexual promiscuity actually seems to be.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
July 9, 2003
Although there's quite a bit of nudity and sex, the potentially sensationalistic story is acted with sincerity and directed with a creative eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2003
Certainly sexy, entertaining and provocative -- in several senses of the word -- but it's also tiresome as only a French film can be when everyone in it has only sex and amour on his or her mind and is deadly serious about both.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 6, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 9, 2003
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Deborah Young
Variety
May 21, 2008
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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