The Idiots (Idioterne) (Dogma 95) Reviews

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Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Raises intriguing questions, but most audiences will have the same response to von Trier's weird commune: Grow up already.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Has nothing on its mind besides the squirming discomfort of its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Just careens into the ridiculous, the creepy and the self-indulgent.
Top Critic
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
A tedious, pretentious bore.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Kurt Dahlke
Apollo Guide
May 29, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 8, 2004
For all the Dogme-ordained restrictions to make the film feel "real," it ends up feeling more artificial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Just plain stupid.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 4, 2005
A worthy experiment.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Great filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeremiah Kipp
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
Von Trier has proven his self-proclamations of cinematic genius to be true.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff
June 1, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
September 17, 2004
The least you can say for it is that's it's truly brazen.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 7, 2002
Caustic, brutally funny, and more passionate than perhaps anything [Von Trier's] ever done.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 26, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
February 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
March 24, 2001
Dumb and dumber on both sides of the intellectual equation weigh in on the highs and lows of existential innocence, and the absurd in everyday life..
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Gregory Little
Senses of Cinema
November 13, 2004
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 19, 2009
David Sterritt
Film Scouts
January 1, 2000
Sabadino Parker
PopMatters
January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
Xan Brooks
Sight and Sound
March 3, 2002
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 3, 2005
Top Critic
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
October 28, 2011

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

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June 21, 2012
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