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
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.
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.
May 1, 2004
This global thriller seriously plays with your head ... refusing to resolve itself into something clear-cut. But the approach is assured and intelligent.
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.
November 20, 2003
A stark, unsettling movie, one that grows darker and stranger with every little twist in the plot.
October 24, 2003
demonlover wasn't made to be "liked" in the conventional sense.
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.
October 8, 2003
...perhaps the best cinematic adaptation of a William Gibson novel never written.
October 3, 2003
All about modern disconnect -- hardly an original subject -- but the film gets style points, and in-your-face points.
October 3, 2003
I enjoyed it tremendously even as I questioned the sanity of everyone involved.
October 2, 2003
... a brilliant, stunning piece of work, perhaps not Assayas' best, but certainly his most fearless and impassioned.
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