Boxing Helena 1993

Boxing Helena

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A disturbing concept marred by graceless execution, Boxing Helena is a psychosexual drama that proves more tedious than provocative.

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A rich surgeon (Julian Sands) operates on the object of his obsession, his grotesquely disfigured aloof neighbor (Sherilyn Fenn).

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Critic Reviews for Boxing Helena

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (29)

  • Both the beauty and her beastly pursuer remain too blankly generic for the implications of the movie's main metaphor to come through vividly.

    May 30, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 'Boxing Helena'' is a bad film - with terrible acting, cliched dialogue, a silly script, pedestrian camera work and inferior direction.

    June 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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    September 7, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • It's probably just as well that last-minute dropouts Kim Basinger or Madonna didn't take the title role, as the presence of a star lurking powerlessly on the little platform no doubt would have been distracting and more laughable than it [is] now.

    February 8, 2008 | Full Review…

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  • Grotesquely misconceived.

    June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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  • s. Lynch has both talent and a point. Her film is by no means the gory, exploitative quasi-pornography that it sounds like from afar.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Boxing Helena

  • Feb 06, 2010
    I do not care what anybody says about this film. I think it is a rare gem....a surreal allegorical trip into a nightmarish world of obsession, insecurity & ego-crisis. Yes, indeed....Jennifer Lynch really IS Daddy's little girl!! *****5 out of 5 stars*****
    mirabella 1 Super Reviewer
  • Jun 17, 2008
    So much potential, wasted.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2008
    What a piece of s**t! I had kind of high expectations when I started to watch this, sine I love Sherilyn Fenn and Julian Sands otherwise. But this was just pathetic. Julian Sands fails misserably at trying to speak with an american accent. Sure Sherilyn Fenn looks hot as always, but that doesn't help much when you got a hack directing.
    The M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 04, 2008
    Sure it's weird, but it wasn't all that entertaining. Like if David Lynch's daughter made a film... wait a minute. Paxton's great though.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer

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