Cremaster Cycle (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cremaster Cycle (2010)




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Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Critic Reviews for Cremaster Cycle

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Matthew Barney's humongous riff on struggle, reproduction, conceptual drag, and several dozen strands of narrative gobbledygook is undeniably something to be reckoned with--if only as a relic of the boom years in contemporary art.

Full Review… | May 19, 2010
Village Voice
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Matthew Barney makes Peter Greenaway look like Joel Schumacher.

Full Review… | September 16, 2015

Undeniably the work of a unique artistic vision.

Full Review… | November 3, 2010
Knight at the Movies

It's too easy (and inaccurate) to write these films off as willfully opaque art world pretension. This is challenging, formally audacious, uneven, and sometimes confounding work - as ambitious an undertaking for the viewer as it was for its creator.

Full Review… | October 11, 2010

Lady Gaga's vids and maybe even Katy Perry's Betty Boop surrealism are more fun, less pretentious and shorter.

Full Review… | June 25, 2010
Boston Herald

The six and a half hours of Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle is sheer movie tedium, inert and unmoving, broken up by imagery that's more irritating than fascinating in its self-indulgent preciosity.

Full Review… | June 24, 2010
Boston Phoenix

Audience Reviews for Cremaster Cycle

Horribly pretentious and does not deserve the attention of a single view. Matthew Barney is the biggest troll when it comes to filmmaking. Calling this man a "filmmaker" is an insult to every other filmmaker by association. Watch his interviews and read up on his introduction to movie making - he's such a phony and he's playing every one who watches films claiming themselves to be connoisseurs and lovers of avant-garde cinema. It's obscure and provocative for the sake of seeing how much garbage the upper echelon of film-watchers can ingest while still giving their approval. The price tag associated with owning this collection of motion-pictured-crap is even more offensive. Matthew Barney deserves a swift quick to the cremaster for this. I give this film a rating of 0.

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