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Aroused Reviews

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June 5, 2013
'Aroused' is well done, and like the best documentaries and the best artwork it alters the way you see a subject and the way you think about things. But it is NOT arousing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 4, 2013
Leaves you undernourished both intellectually and emotionally.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.45/10
May 3, 2013
Faux feminist quotes ridiculously compare the porn stars to Anais Nin, Joan of Arc and yes, Eleanor Roosevelt. As Anderson cheers them while they get gussied up for oral, anal and mock rape scenes, exposing their souls way less than flashing flesh.
May 3, 2013
Too many times, "Aroused" arouses curiosity without really satisfying it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 2, 2013
It has an inviting softness, but the background music, odd camera angles, close-ups and lingering shots only distract and objectify.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2013
For a film that purports to go beyond the surface and uncover the "true essence" of adult film stars, "Aroused" spends a lot of time admiring the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2013
Director Deborah Anderson ... turns a welcome opportunity into a shameless example of exploitation and self-promotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 2, 2013
It's tough not to wish Anderson, who fortunately moves away from initial, obvious statements about how sex sells, tried harder to get the full story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 1, 2013
An uncommonly intelligent doc exploration of the inner lives of 16 women in the adult film industry; has an easy, unforced quality to go with its acuity, allowing the humanity and vulnerability of its subjects to come through.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 30, 2013
Aspires to be a consciousness-raising documentary but is only as deep as a tube of lipstick ...
April 30, 2013
An eye-opening expose about the surprisingly-conventional concerns of some of the most hyper-sexualized women in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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