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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 29, 2016
This one is made for freaks and those who love strange films.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Emanuel Levy
June 12, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
I have said 'I have never seen anything like it' about other films, but it has never applied to something so entirely alien as this.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Hall
September 7, 2001
Brilliant experimental feature, truly shocking and original.
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
If you're squeamish you should avoid this like the plague; others may find it hard to shake off the artistry and originality of this visionary effort. And if you're looking to be freaked out you shouldn't pass it up.
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Mr. Merhige's concentration, while impressive in its way, seems almost entirely self-contained, with little effort to engage an audience on even the level of myth; the film's approach is far too grotesque for that.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
December 30, 2002
Plays too much like an earnest repertory-theater group going through various bizarro configurations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeremy Heilman
June 10, 2002
A passion play that wavers between amateur-hour incompetence and an undeniable directorial vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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