Georges Bataille's Story of the Eye - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Georges Bataille's Story of the Eye Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
September 22, 2004
It is a strange, beautiful, disturbing and at times literally painful work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
September 22, 2004
Apocalyptic porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
September 21, 2004
Relentless, pretentious tedium.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
June 16, 2004
Scabrous video art teetering between falutin' gallery and lowdown carnal imagery.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
March 24, 2004
Simply stunning. A new landmark in underground cinema.
| Original Score: 5/5
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