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Emmanuelle (1974)

Emmanuelle (1974)




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This film is the first of the French softcore-porn series about a young woman's awakening to new sexual dimensions. Emmanuelle is the suppressed wife of a diplomat. By virtue of her husband's profession, the sheltered Emmanuelle is introduced to any number of handsome, virile men and beautiful, adventurous women.
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Sylvia Kristel
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Critic Reviews for Emmanuelle

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Film is a series of glossy images and appears more a come-on for the civil service than for femme lib.

Full Review… | March 28, 2007
Top Critic

Very glossy, very French voyage into sexual discovery that mingles cliché and elegant posturing with an attempt to broaden the horizons of the sex film.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's a relief, during a time of cynicism in which sex is supposed to sell anything, to find a skin flick that's a lot better than it probably had to be.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Though it is more historically significant than any other softcore porno ever made, it just isn't that memorable an exploitation film.

Full Review… | February 1, 2009
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the classics of soft-core erotic cinema.

Full Review… | March 28, 2007
TV Guide

All in all, a somewhat tedious but occasionally amusing period romp.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Emmanuelle

The film is very loose when it comes to a plot, but Sylvia Kristel is undoubtedly gorgeous, the scenery looks spectacular and the film is worth something for the milestone it represented as to how female sexuality was becoming more and more liberating.

Quinto Wallight
Quinto Wallight

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Boring! Not at all the sensual steamy romance that it says it's supposed to be. I wasn't impressed by any of the actors, and I hated the story. It's just so boring!

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

I didn't know they had an edited version of this movie. I have the unedited version. Thank goodness, too.

Toni Fay
Toni Fay

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