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Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) Reviews

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Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 25, 2011
Enter the Void may be a monolith of sorts, but it's one erected solely as a testament to itself.
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
Mr. No's juxtaposition of lofty religious philosophy with self-serious confrontations of taboos reeks of pretension.
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 10, 2010
There is a line between mind-blowing and mind-numbing, and Noe crosses it early.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Andrew Male
Empire Magazine
September 22, 2010
Painting from a typical kaleidoscopic canvas No crafts a brain-bendingly metaphysical trip that definitely won't be everyone's cup of tea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
September 23, 2010
Succeeds up to a point, but the overall effect is tedious when it should be hypnotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 8, 2010
Essentially 'Enter the Void' is like 'Ghost' without the romance, humor or suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
September 22, 2010
No has cut 45 minutes for the current release version. It is desperation surgery. The film I saw was inoperable.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Peter Brunette
Hollywood Reporter
July 6, 2010
Utterly silly excuse for maximum debauchery from a once-talented director.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 25, 2010
It's an exploitation art film about a spiritual undertaking of the afterlife, as seen through the eyes of a druggie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 21, 2009
...an anti-climactic disappointment...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Jen Chaney
Washington Post
November 12, 2010
[It's] certainly an immersive experience that's decidedly difficult to shake. The problem is that it's also the most excruciating sit in recent cinematic memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 24, 2010
A late-flowering Huxley-Leary-Castaneda pipe dream, 'Enter the Void' is neither meaningful, revelatory nor joyful.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 19, 2010
Even though Enter the Void is stylistically wearying, and stupefyingly transparent as a disquisition, you can't doubt that No is a dazzling synthesizer of image and sound.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 27, 2010
A visually creative but pointless assault on the senses that uses Freudian imagery to give the illusion of profundity in a tale designed to indulge an adolescent view of drugs and sex while satisfying a childish impulse to shock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
September 23, 2010
Pulls its thin material far beyond the breaking point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
October 7, 2010
Gaspar No has followed up his 2002 Irreversible, an unwatchable exercise in provocation, with Enter the Void, an unbearable exercise in provocation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jason Bailey
DVDTalk.com
September 24, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rob Nelson
Variety
May 23, 2009
Not clever enough to be truly pretentious, Noe's tiresomely gimmicky film about a low-level Tokyo drug dealer who enjoys one long, last trip after dying proves to be the ne plus ultra of nothing much.
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
January 26, 2010
Technique is almost all this movie has to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
July 6, 2010
It's unfortunate that Enter the Void is so fundamentally idiotic, its unholy combination of Tibetan Buddhism and crude melodrama becoming maddeningly repetitive and turgid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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