The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael Reviews

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Karina Longworth
February 1, 2008
Loaded with easy cynicism and even easier sadism, it's a beautifully orchestrated ideological disaster that shoots for social commentary but settles for lowest-blow shock.
April 9, 2006
The movie takes an incredibly long time to get going. You sit through the first part wishing something would hurry up and happen and the last 15 minutes wishing it hadn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
October 19, 2006
Well made, occasionally insightful and initially enjoyable drama that is ruined by a horrifically violent, tabloid-baiting final scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anton Bitel
June 13, 2007
Grimly beautiful and deeply shocking, this pessimistic state-of-the-nation debut blazes itself into your consciousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 19, 2007
Dubbed as Cannes 2005's hyperviolent film, it doesn't really depict any violence until it's final 10 mins climax, other than it's hyperviolent symbolism that takes a life of its own, smothering the film's narrative on the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Boyd van Hoeij
July 13, 2005
Rookie director Thomas Clay gives us a cinematic punch-in-the-face that is both real and violently unsettling.

Film Threat
March 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
October 21, 2006
Top Critic
Leslie Felperin
February 18, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
October 21, 2006
Top Critic

Time Out
October 19, 2006
October 24, 2006

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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