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Demonlover Reviews

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
December 7, 2003
By far one of the most interesting and thoughtful pieces of cinema to savage American cinema screens in ages, and certainly the only incoming French mind-warper with a soundtrack by Sonic Youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 4, 2003
Demonlover is the kind of film that wants to make you feel stupid for not liking it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
November 20, 2003
A stark, unsettling movie, one that grows darker and stranger with every little twist in the plot.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kim Morgan
October 31, 2003
It moves like a breezy techno-thriller but tangles itself with duplicities and metaphors. You get it, and then you don't get it, and then you wonder if you even care.
D.K. Holm
Movie Poop Shoot
October 24, 2003
demonlover wasn't made to be "liked" in the conventional sense.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
October 17, 2003
The movie seems to cannibalize itself and go stupid.
| Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 10, 2003
The sort of thing for which the term Eurotrash was invented. A cerebral variant of 'feardotcom' might better be called 'merdedotcom.'
Full Review | Original Score: F
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 10, 2003
Many sequences are more about color or energy than conveying any specific information, but the mood the film sets subtly emphasizes the questions it asks about world trade, personal responsibility and corporate greed.
| Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2003
It's a jumbled mess and you'd have to tie me up and gag me to make me sit through it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
October 9, 2003
Demonlover is so incomprehensible that you can't readily accuse it of being anything but almost unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
October 8, 2003
A tiresome exercise in self-demonization.
Luke Y. Thompson
Dallas Observer
October 8, 2003
...perhaps the best cinematic adaptation of a William Gibson novel never written.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
October 8, 2003
It's sort of like watching paint dry, except the paint has a Ph.D in comparative media studies.
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
October 3, 2003
All about modern disconnect -- hardly an original subject -- but the film gets style points, and in-your-face points.
| Original Score: 3/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
October 3, 2003
I enjoyed it tremendously even as I questioned the sanity of everyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 2, 2003
... a brilliant, stunning piece of work, perhaps not Assayas' best, but certainly his most fearless and impassioned.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 2, 2003
For an hour or so, Demonlover is an entrancingly devious soap opera of executive decadence.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 2, 2003
A multilayered meditation on the fast-blurring lines between fantasy and reality, and the seductive troika of money, power and sex.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 29, 2003
demonlover looked like a promising return to Irma Vep territory, but instead it's merely a hopped-up, arty cover for a standard issue Hollywood thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 26, 2003
Expect demonlover to become a midnight-movie staple in the coming years. And expect shards of it to roil your dreams for weeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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