Demonlover Reviews

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May 30, 2019
Choreographed to the jet-lagged jangle of Sonic Youth's guitar work, Demonlover uncovers the human misery behind cold commerce, and the harrowing reality beyond male fantasy.
March 17, 2018
Assayas sometimes seems to make movies just to indulge his fetishes, which I suppose is a big reason why people become filmmakers in the first place.
November 19, 2013
At once illness and antidote, wound and knife, chilling and fascinating-in short, demonic and loving-demonlover is a beautiful and disturbing contemporary filmic object, concentrating within itself most of Assayas's obsessions
February 8, 2010
A stupendously intelligent assault on globalism, e-commerce, the media, [and] corporate culture.
March 2, 2008
Delving into confusion and messing with genre expectations, as well as making some serious points about contemporary morality, this is thought-provoking film. Though not exactly an entirely successful one.
March 2, 2008
Rather than deepening the mystery and sense of intoxication, the picture soon becomes one prolonged and very bad hangover.
March 2, 2008
Flatulent, conceited and very, very confusing.
March 2, 2008
It's fun for a while, but gets steadily more opaque, elliptical and annoying.
March 2, 2008
It's gripping and provocative, making effective use of actor Charles Berling and the music of Sonic Youth.
August 14, 2007
A potent film.
May 28, 2007
Over and over, people hold solemn, antagonistic meetings over who'll get the rights to make computer-generated sleaze.
December 30, 2006
Our wait for a decent corporate espionage / interactive virtual porn film continues.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
A silly, oddly disagreeable movie.
December 6, 2005
Yes, the subject is entertainment in the 21st century. A shame that it's not more entertaining.
March 5, 2005
There are those who see something brilliant and profound here. All I can see, however, is the confused work of a director who for some reason completely abandoned style and substance.
January 30, 2005
...exhausting and mind-numbing.
January 5, 2005
It ends up feeling like we arrived through a bad dream in Neverland.
May 14, 2004
A bleak cyber-thriller that bids you to see through the glossy images on the screen's surface.
May 11, 2004
Exhilaratingly original.
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