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Exterminating Angels Reviews

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
March 9, 2007
This is the stuff of male fantasy.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Seymour
March 8, 2007
Beneath its rueful humor, surrealistic conceits and alluring interludes, Exterminating Angels emerges as a cautionary examination of erotica's pleasures and perils.
| Original Score: 3/4
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
March 8, 2007
An act of nearly overwhelming self-congratulation ... like Wings of Desire directed by Zalman King.
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Hollywood Reporter
March 7, 2007
Alternately provocative and highly silly, the film overcomes its more ludicrous aspects through its glossy visual style, its frequent doses of humor and the obvious associations it evokes to its creator's real-life experiences.
March 7, 2007
The film is ultimately infuriating, subtle, self-indulgent, astute and disingenuous, which makes for great -- if divisive -- conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 7, 2007
Exterminating Angels is beautifully lensed and acted, but it lacks substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 7, 2007
The movie, for all its huffing and puffing, explores very little, even if some of it is sexy in a Howard Stern-meets-9 1/2 Weeks way.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 7, 2007
A very straightforward, if absurdly executed, argument in favor of not just the director's innocence, but the essential hysterical whorishness lying dormant in the modern female.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 7, 2007
A date that begins with the salacious movie Exterminating Angels is likely to end up either in bed or in court.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kent Turner
March 6, 2007
It's about the sex, stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rob Nelson
Village Voice
March 6, 2007
Exterminating Angels is one audaciously, endearingly ludicrous movie.
Chris Cabin
March 6, 2007
Can the modern man handle Brisseau's cup of tea? The answer: Dude! All-girl threesome!
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 6, 2007
The only thing shocking about this French film is its Puritanical finale.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
Edward Douglas
March 6, 2007
By the end, you're likely to be left wondering, 'What was the point of what I just watched?'
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 5, 2007
The director can't get past his notion of himself as a fearlessly transgressive artist-hero, a martyr to the limitations of male gaze. With all those lovely naked women helping him act out his own Promethean fall, it's less autocritique than autoeroticism
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 2, 2007
The coldness of the artist in observing life is here so embarrassingly done as to unintentionally bring about titters, not titillations.
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Andrew O'Hehir
March 1, 2007
Exterminating Angels is a luminous picture, beautifully made, loaded with symbolism and mystical-religious imagery, about an artist's self-destructive quest for an unreachable grail.
Harvey S. Karten
February 28, 2007
It was good for me.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
February 22, 2007
Erection-inducing but borderline gynophobic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Cole Smithey
February 20, 2007
Provocative, erotic and unforced Exterminating Angels is a cautionary story about the perils of awakening useless desire.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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