Anatomy of Hell - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Anatomy of Hell Reviews

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January 24, 2005
The ultimate lesson being taught isn't how homosexuality can be transposed to kinky hetero sex games.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 23, 2004
One of the most groundbreaking films in recent memory in terms of both the explicitness of its sexuality and its commitment to such an austere intellectual discourse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2004
Breillat uses this man and woman on a bed (sometimes only he is clothed, and sometimes the two of them are naked) as a way of exploring the meaning of women's bodies from social, political and personal angles, instead of purely sensual ones.
October 15, 2004
It might not be a film that can be taken too literally, that doesn't mean it shouldn't be taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
October 15, 2004
It's an admirably bold film, Siffredi is surprisingly good, and it's filled with images you're not likely to see anywhere else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2004
Breillat, as usual, leaves us gasping.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 12, 2004
In her latest feature, sexual provocatrix Catherine Breillat turns a philosophical speculum on gender relations to perverse (and perversely elegant) effect.
September 24, 2004
In her clinical yet stately manner Breillat is largely -- though not wholly -- successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2004
A fascinating mood piece from a filmmaker who painstakingly explores the sometimes ugly lives of women -- without flinching.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 28, 2013
Her latest, Anatomy of Hell, doesn't so much straddle the fine line between art and porn as balance, bleeding, on the knife's edge between trenchant and pretentious.
August 19, 2006
A waste of cinema, and of precious time.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
January 16, 2005
I hate this movie, but only because it hated me first.
Full Review | Original Score: F
January 7, 2005
Breillat reduces sexuality to the basest coupling of body parts, and Anatomy of Hell reduces film to freak-show voyeurism.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
November 26, 2004
Vagina dialogue this may be, but it seems much more like a bunch of arse.
November 12, 2004
The movie strongly suggests that to be gay is to be a misogynist, that all men wish to do violence to women and that being female is the same as being miserable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 12, 2004
Given that [Breillat's] premise is that all men are guilty and all women are victims in the same manner, the film becomes a ridiculous socio-political rant, not a drama about the complexity of real life.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 12, 2004
Forget the Anatomy, this is just plain Hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 12, 2004
Plays like porn dubbed by bitter deconstructionist theoreticians.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 11, 2004
A ponderous but very, very explicit exploration of gender roles and fears that frequently seems like a parody of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 4, 2004
Ultimately less reminiscent of similarly themed efforts like Last Tango in Paris than of an explicit health education training film.
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