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Exterminating Angels Reviews

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Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
... the film is passably entertaining but dramatically inert.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
March 8, 2007
An act of nearly overwhelming self-congratulation ... like Wings of Desire directed by Zalman King.
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
May 22, 2007
It lacks any introspection to illuminate the erotic subject matter.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 10, 2007
Critics I admire have assured me that many of Brisseau's earlier films are less silly, more interesting, and even commendable.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 10, 2007
It's not smart enough to actually pull off what it purports to do, and it's not free enough to simply enjoy itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Matt Pais
May 10, 2007
Little more than Lesbians Lesbians Lesbians.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Kent Turner
March 6, 2007
It's about the sex, stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 16, 2007
Has heat but little light; it speaks of pleasure while treating it as a dirty word. The cast huffs and puffs but the exercise, sadly, remains academic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
February 22, 2007
Erection-inducing but borderline gynophobic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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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Michael Booth
Denver Post
May 4, 2007
Gorgeous French silliness, yes, featuring stunning women having languorous, artful sex with each other. What was I saying? Oh yes, the silliness. Artful, gorgeous, sexy, sure, but ridiculous nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
May 11, 2007
Endless auditions get the annoying Francois nowhere closer to grasping what turns women on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
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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
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