Exotica - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Exotica Reviews

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Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 3, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 15, 2003
A mosaic-style thriller whose artful recipe is deepened in The Sweet Hereafter.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
One of the best movies ever to come out of Canada.
| Original Score: 80/100
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2002
Demonstrates that the mystery of the human personality must be respected and even hallowed.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 18, 2011
Uses its eroticism as a head trip into loneliness, alienation and desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 27, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
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.
| Original Score: A-
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: A
Bryant Frazer
Film Freak Central
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Keith H. Brown
Edinburgh U Film Society
January 1, 2000
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
David Armstrong
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Girish Shambu
Senses of Cinema
June 6, 2001
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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