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Emmanuelle (1974)

Emmanuelle (1974)





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A diplomat's repressed young wife is introduced to a number of sexually adventurous people during her travels and slowly becomes less inhibited and more in touch with her own sensual nature. This soft-core erotic drama, supposedly based on a true story, spawned a countless number of sequels.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jean-Louis Richard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 10, 1998
Columbia Pictures

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Sylvia Kristel
as Emmanuelle
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Critic Reviews for Emmanuelle

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Film is a series of glossy images and appears more a come-on for the civil service than for femme lib.

Full Review… | March 28, 2007
Top Critic

Very glossy, very French voyage into sexual discovery that mingles cliché and elegant posturing with an attempt to broaden the horizons of the sex film.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's a relief, during a time of cynicism in which sex is supposed to sell anything, to find a skin flick that's a lot better than it probably had to be.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Though it is more historically significant than any other softcore porno ever made, it just isn't that memorable an exploitation film.

Full Review… | February 1, 2009
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the classics of soft-core erotic cinema.

Full Review… | March 28, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

All in all, a somewhat tedious but occasionally amusing period romp.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Emmanuelle

Boring! Not at all the sensual steamy romance that it says it's supposed to be. I wasn't impressed by any of the actors, and I hated the story. It's just so boring!

Aj V

Super Reviewer

The film is very loose when it comes to a plot, but Sylvia Kristel is undoubtedly gorgeous, the scenery looks spectacular and the film is worth something for the milestone it represented as to how female sexuality was becoming more and more liberating.

Quinto Wallight

Super Reviewer

I didn't know they had an edited version of this movie. I have the unedited version. Thank goodness, too.

Toni Fay

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