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Anatomy of Hell Reviews

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November 12, 2004
Plays like porn dubbed by bitter deconstructionist theoreticians.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 22, 2004
Unless you buy the obnoxious premise that men in general, and gay men in particular, loathe women, you may find yourself thinking, 'Buck up, dear!' and concluding that this is a filmmaker whose desire to shock exceeds her capacity for interesting thought.
April 20, 2004
I may be just one ignorant American who can't appreciate the brilliance of Breillat's French Skinema, but I know pretentious subtitled porn when I see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 13, 2004
a font of faux profundity
| Original Score: 1/5
November 26, 2004
Vagina dialogue this may be, but it seems much more like a bunch of arse.
January 16, 2005
I hate this movie, but only because it hated me first.
Full Review | Original Score: F
October 14, 2004
Once again, [Breillat] gives us a man and a woman engaged in a bruising slugfest hinged to sexual difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
October 5, 2004
Issues of sexual commitment, fidelity and self-worth are graphically explored with the torpid detachment of a psych major's filmic send-up of a Calvin Klein commercial...
Full Review | Original Score: F
September 19, 2004
Deliberately shocking, yawningly plodding and almost mind-bogglingly pretentious -- and its message is laid on with a trowel: Men are idiots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 11, 2004
Pretentious pornographic stuff and nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 15, 2004
Not since Pia Zadora's The Lonely Lady has a gardening tool been so violated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 1, 2004
A mere parade of shock images meant to free us from our bourgeois illusions -- and since narrative engagement appears to be one of those sins, it's impossible to find a foothold.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
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 1, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 15, 2004
Ranks high on the squirm meter. But, unlike in most of [Breillat's] earlier work, there's no emotional payoff.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 14, 2004
Breillat is a smart, serious observer of sexuality's often disruptive role in human life, but this existential drama is sadly pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 21, 2004
Breillat is militantly in favor of personal and intellectual freedom -- and that aspect of her mission as an artist is laudable. But it's the way she expresses it on film that lends itself to giggles and guffaws.
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