Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) Reviews

January 1, 2011
In visual terms, it's a whiz-bang marvel of swooping and soaring camera work and psychedelic imagery, lit by the gaudy fluorescence of Tokyo's seamier nightclubs.
December 31, 2010
If you yourself are stoked for a lurid, oversexed, stupid-with-Freud Midnight Movie extravaganza -- a trip to El Topo via Mulholland Drive -- there are worse ways to spend 2 1/2 hours.
December 8, 2010
"I hated that" will be a common refrain among people leaving showings of Enter the Void. Don't be surprised, though, if you find yourself still thinking about the movie the next day.
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.
November 11, 2010
As chowderheaded as some of its underlying pretensions are, the movie's still an astonishing work of cinema, alternately brilliant and disgusting, naïve and inspired, tedious and sublime.
November 5, 2010
Hallucinogenic, dazzling, depressing, daring and not entirely successful, "Enter the Void" is obviously out to blow some minds.
October 13, 2010
Director Gaspar Noé proved a shock poet in Irreversible. In Enter the Void, he's a shockingly tedious show-off.
October 7, 2010
Gaspar Noé has followed up his 2002 Irreversible, an unwatchable exercise in provocation, with Enter the Void, an unbearable exercise in provocation.
September 30, 2010
An accomplished, daring, even great film.
September 24, 2010
It's a dark and commanding vision, reaching for the heavens even as it wallows in the muck.