Georges Bataille's Story of the Eye Reviews

September 30, 2004
Less an adaptation of Bataille's first novel, The Story of the Eye, than an exploration of its thematic underpinnings, the intersection of eroticism, power and baroque perversity.
September 23, 2004
Bataille was a serious philosopher as well as a sensation-seeking writer, but you'd never guess his provocative ideas from this updated version.
September 22, 2004
It is a strange, beautiful, disturbing and at times literally painful work.
September 22, 2004
Apocalyptic porn.
September 21, 2004
Relentless, pretentious tedium.
June 16, 2004
Scabrous video art teetering between falutin' gallery and lowdown carnal imagery.
March 24, 2004
Simply stunning. A new landmark in underground cinema.