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Demonlover Reviews

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Serge Kaganski
Film Comment Magazine
November 19, 2013
At once illness and antidote, wound and knife, chilling and fascinating-in short, demonic and loving-demonlover is a beautiful and disturbing contemporary filmic object, concentrating within itself most of Assayas's obsessions
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 8, 2010
A stupendously intelligent assault on globalism, e-commerce, the media, [and] corporate culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 2, 2008
Delving into confusion and messing with genre expectations, as well as making some serious points about contemporary morality, this is thought-provoking film. Though not exactly an entirely successful one.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 2, 2008
Rather than deepening the mystery and sense of intoxication, the picture soon becomes one prolonged and very bad hangover.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 2, 2008
Flatulent, conceited and very, very confusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
March 2, 2008
It's fun for a while, but gets steadily more opaque, elliptical and annoying.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 2, 2008
It's gripping and provocative, making effective use of actor Charles Berling and the music of Sonic Youth.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 14, 2007
A potent film.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
May 28, 2007
Over and over, people hold solemn, antagonistic meetings over who'll get the rights to make computer-generated sleaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Our wait for a decent corporate espionage / interactive virtual porn film continues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A silly, oddly disagreeable movie.
Bob Westal
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Yes, the subject is entertainment in the 21st century. A shame that it's not more entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
There are those who see something brilliant and profound here. All I can see, however, is the confused work of a director who for some reason completely abandoned style and substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 30, 2005
...exhausting and mind-numbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 5, 2005
It ends up feeling like we arrived through a bad dream in Neverland.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
May 14, 2004
A bleak cyber-thriller that bids you to see through the glossy images on the screen's surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
May 11, 2004
Exhilaratingly original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 1, 2004
This global thriller seriously plays with your head ... refusing to resolve itself into something clear-cut. But the approach is assured and intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
April 9, 2004
Though film buffs will like the many references, the story takes a back seat to the visuals, and images, no matter how sensational, can only carry a film so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
March 30, 2004
While Assayas is masterful at creating an eerie mood and has a far-sighted grasp of future shock, he seems to have left orbit while trying to tie up Demonlover's loose ends
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