Exotica Reviews

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April 10, 2018
Atom Egoyan makes his most conventionally-satisfying film in Exotica. I don't mean that as a putdown: it's his best movie, too, though some of his early academic-theory fans may be put off at its accessibility.
August 3, 2012
One of the most despairing movies, and yet there is in the precision of its craft and the depth of its empathy something fundamentally uplifting.
September 7, 2011
April 29, 2011
Egoyan's first Cannes Film Fest entry is an engaging tale of sexual desire and alienation.
March 18, 2011
Uses its eroticism as a head trip into loneliness, alienation and desperation.
December 22, 2005
Egoyan's masterpiece -- a twisting tale of erotic obsession and hypnotic storytelling.
October 20, 2005
July 21, 2005
July 7, 2005
July 6, 2005
January 15, 2005
Egoyan's intent is not ultimately to disturb us, but to look closely at people at their wits' end, desperate, and sad, in hopes of finding absolution for them.
August 27, 2004
August 15, 2003
A mosaic-style thriller whose artful recipe is deepened in The Sweet Hereafter.
July 25, 2003
May 14, 2003
February 10, 2003
It might be set in a strip club, but Atom Egoyan's tale of loneliness, lust and jealously simmers with sensual heat.
January 27, 2003
December 4, 2002
Don't be fooled by the soft-core poster; this haunting tale of pain and memory is as good as they come.
October 29, 2002
Apparent from its ominous, opening pan is Exotica's craft - the film is deliberate and attentive, and displays action that is not apparently related or significant - at first. Ultimately, the exposition purposefully lacks a cohesiveness.
October 3, 2002
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