Audition (Ôdishon) Reviews

October 5, 2004
A lentido dos dois primeiros atos e o pseudo-surrealismo do terceiro, alm de no combinarem, criam uma experincia enfadonha, confusa e apelativa.
July 7, 2003
This film is skillfully made, expertly directed, well acted, and pretty distasteful to me.
February 13, 2003
The grisly finale will undoubtedly linger in the memory but in the end, it just comes off as a case of too much, too late.
September 25, 2002
...Audition did little to disturb me or hinder my ability to sleep.
August 30, 2002
A foreign film moored to rather tenuous interpersonal foundations [where] you need to understand the nuance of the interactions on screen; [Americans] can't.
February 15, 2002
Becomes hung up somewhere between polemic rant and bloodletting so luridly graphic as to overshadow whatever sense of righteous revenge the filmmakers were aiming for.
December 7, 2001
Only auditions ideas (including militant feminism) and its art touches are a pottage of old horror tricks.
November 30, 2001
This movie, at just under two hours, is a long crawl from inception to climax.
October 25, 2001
It goes from zero to nauseating far too glibly to be profound or important.
October 19, 2001
There will be many people who consider Audition an atrocity, and a few who find it a stimulating cinema experience.
October 18, 2001
The shock imperative takes on a life of its own and floats away from the lengthy setup.
September 14, 2001
For a film that postures itself as being artistic, it seems mostly obsessed with exploitation.
September 5, 2001
Watching this painful movie is like having to endure an especially sadistic fraternity hazing.
July 31, 2001
Makes the mistake of changing crudely from a study in loneliness ... to a full-blown shock-horror extravaganza.