Sex and Lucia Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
October 3, 2010
A bizarre, alternately joyful and gloomy take on sexual fantasies and complications. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 16, 2005
...a confusing and at times silly erotic film with some interesting visual ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 7, 2004
Don't go in expecting Eurotrash art-porn, for the film tells a beautiful and earnestly romantic story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bryan Reesman
Request Magazine
August 22, 2003
Not every movie that is billed as 'erotic' deserves that distinction, but director Julio Medem's Sex And Lucia certainly does. It's the kind of intelligent, thoughtful film about sex and love that Hollywood just can't make.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 19, 2003
As a randy film about sexy people in gorgeous places being pushed and pulled (literally and figuratively) by desire ... [Sex and Lucía] makes for an arousing good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Medem has once again crafted a complex, ethereal film that's both delicate and earthy, full of memorable imagery, gutsy performances and unforgettable, haunting themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Merrill
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The most wondrous love story in years, it is a great film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
October 18, 2002
None of his actors stand out, but that's less of a problem here than it would be in another film: Characterization matters less than atmosphere.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 18, 2002
Say what you will about Sex and Lucia, but don't call it boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
October 17, 2002
Sex is one of those films that aims to confuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 10, 2002
It's a thoughtful film that forces its characters and its viewers to wrestle with the difference between great sex and true intimacy.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
October 4, 2002
While it's being the told, the story of Sex And Lucia is sufficiently seductive to keep you from noticing the holes forming in its universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
October 4, 2002
Becomes richer, deeper and more interesting than just a coupling of naked bodies on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
September 29, 2002
Hey, who else needs a shower?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kim Morgan
Oregonian
September 13, 2002
The film is tangled but not chaotic, thoughtful but not terribly deep. Still, it's intimate, entertaining, and most impressive, genuine.
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
September 10, 2002
Julio Medem's sexy road movie is an Y Tu Mamá También lite that arouses the senses as much as it does the imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
March 26, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003

Sydney Morning Herald
August 1, 2003
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY
November 19, 2002

Orlando Weekly
October 21, 2002
D.K. Holm
DVDTalk.com
September 25, 2002
Unfortunately, Sex and Lucia turns out to be just like its '50s art film counterparts: a complex plot, subtitles, narrative obscurity, and only fleeting glimpses of nudity.
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Arizona Republic
August 24, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 2, 2002

Boston Phoenix
July 27, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
July 26, 2002

Guardian
May 26, 2002

FilmFour.com
May 14, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 11, 2002
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