Exotica (1994)




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Movie Info

In this Canadian haunting drama centered upon the multi-layered relationships, inner thoughts, and secrets of some of the patrons of Exotica, a local strip joint. There is Francis, nightly regular, who is fixated upon Christina, who has relationship woes with club dee-jay Eric, who's freaked out by Francis, who is a taxman. Francis persuades Thomas, a pet shop owner to spy on Christine for him. Thomas obliges as Francis is auditing his books.

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Atom Egoyan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 16, 1999



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Critic Reviews for Exotica

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (15)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

July 7, 2005
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

One of the most despairing movies, and yet there is in the precision of its craft and the depth of its empathy something fundamentally uplifting.

Full Review… | August 3, 2012
Film Freak Central

Egoyan's first Cannes Film Fest entry is an engaging tale of sexual desire and alienation.

Full Review… | April 29, 2011

Uses its eroticism as a head trip into loneliness, alienation and desperation.

Full Review… | March 18, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Exotica

You have to watch this movie more than once to even vaguely understand it.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

A hypnotizing film. Bruce Greenwood is a re-occurring patron at a strip club, and becomes fixated on a particular girl. His motives are revealed throughout. Well made film.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

Strong, original, tightly wound.

Joey Nevarez

Super Reviewer

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