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Poison Reviews

November 9, 2010
I could have done without the designer prison, but most of the other stylistic conceits work.
November 9, 2010
Arguably the strongest American debut feature of the '90s.
March 26, 2009
Todd Haynes' Poison is a conceptually bold, stylistically audacious first feature, a compelling study of different forms of deviance.
March 31, 2008
Boldly self conscious, Poison switches channels among its three stylistically varied but thematically linked tales with cumulative, claustrophobic power.
February 9, 2006
Compelling and quirkily intelligent; Genet, one feels, would have been impressed.
May 20, 2003
The movie needs to evoke more than the ghost of Genet to give it resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Its effect, as a whole, is like that of an especially vile infection; it moves diabolically through your system, spreading fever and nausea as it goes.
April 5, 1991
What's truly revolutionary about this filmmaker -- his perverse, ironic humanity -- is only intermittently on display in this quasi-provocative formalist knickknack
Full Review | Original Score: B-