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Exterminating Angels Reviews

May 11, 2007
Endless auditions get the annoying Francois nowhere closer to grasping what turns women on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2007
Critics I admire have assured me that many of Brisseau's earlier films are less silly, more interesting, and even commendable.
May 10, 2007
The content may be dubious, but the execution is hypnotic.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
April 12, 2007
[Director] Brisseau calculatedly offsets the silliness of the surreal elements and the earnestness applied to the sex by savoring the overall absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2007
Mr. Brisseau honors the infinitely varying psyches of his female subjects. One may scoff at his voyeuristic self-indulgence, but when you come right down to it, isn't that what the cinema is all about, one way or another?
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
March 10, 2007
Exterminating Angels is undeniably arousing.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 9, 2007
This is the stuff of male fantasy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
Exterminating Angels is beautifully lensed and acted, but it lacks substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 date that begins with the salacious movie Exterminating Angels is likely to end up either in bed or in court.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2007
Exterminating Angels is one audaciously, endearingly ludicrous movie.
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
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.
May 22, 2006
Maestro of pulse-quickening simulated sex Jean-Claude Brisseau offers a frequently funny, authentically arousing and seemingly autobiographical tale.