The first Dogme film of enfant terrible Lars von Trier challenges viewers to reexamine their social mores and cinema habits of voyeurism and pleasure.
| Original Score: B
A worthy experiment.
For all the Dogme-ordained restrictions to make the film feel "real," it ends up feeling more artificial.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The least you can say for it is that's it's truly brazen.
| Original Score: 3/5
Not bad for a dogme movie.
Caustic, brutally funny, and more passionate than perhaps anything [Von Trier's] ever done.
| Original Score: short
Von Trier has proven his self-proclamations of cinematic genius to be true.
| Original Score: 4/4
The Idiots suggests that if Danish iconoclast Lars von Trier's filmsare getting tougher, they're also continuing to reward the patient.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's one thing to know in your own ego that you're an intrepid cinematic genius. It's quite another thing to be so cocky that you leave flubbed shots in your movie and call it art.
Raises intriguing questions, but most audiences will have the same response to von Trier's weird commune: Grow up already.
A tedious, pretentious bore.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Just careens into the ridiculous, the creepy and the self-indulgent.
Just plain stupid.
Has nothing on its mind besides the squirming discomfort of its audience.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
| Original Score: A
A testament to Von Trier's technical virtuosity that a film shot with crude video equipment in amateurish conditions could be so gorgeous.
| Original Score: 10/10
A raw, funny, maddening ramble.
| Original Score: 5/5
| Original Score: 1/5