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Holy Smoke Reviews

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November 13, 2013
...a sexual awakening of sorts for both of its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 27, 2012
All sorts of questions go unanswered, and there's little of the density found in Campion's early work; this is mainly smoke, not fire.
August 27, 2009
A profoundly generous treatise on how men and women misunderstand and torment one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 17, 2008
Original in every sense, this often difficult film about family, relationships, sexual politics, spiritual questing, faith and obsession further explores the director's abiding fascinations in excitingly unconventional terms.
September 17, 2007
Jane Campion is busily dismantling gender myths that few people take seriously any more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2007
Ms. Winslet is, by contrast, champagne and caviar for moviegoing grown-ups with good taste.
June 24, 2006
It's brave, adventurous, refreshingly frank -- qualities also marking the performances, particularly those of the leads.
January 27, 2005
It's too bad that such an artist of such obvious ambition and power seems inclined to dismiss the greater part of humanity...
Read More | Original Score: B-
December 12, 2002
Behind the philosophical smoke burns a genuine comedic fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2002
Filmmaker Jane Campion has displayed genius, passion, insight, and self-indulgence in her work. Now, she reveals a sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2002
[A] blithering mess of a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 15, 2002
At once hilarious and serious, cruel and tender, and bristling with vitality, Holy Smoke is the right movie for the millennium, envisioning new possibilities in the way people view and relate to one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2002
Nice try, but there's not a laugh in sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 3, 2002
A funny, insightful film whose feminist undertones don't overwhelm the story and characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 24, 2002
Not to beat a metaphor to death, but since hitting a high note with The Piano, Jane Campion's career has gone off-key.
March 8, 2002
The film's only moments of electricity come in its first ten minutes, as its two stars are introduced to strains of Neil Diamond's "Holly Holy" and "I Am, I Said."
Full Review | Original Score: short
March 4, 2002
A shattering and intense drama dealing with spirituality and sexual politics.
February 28, 2002
[Keitel and Winslet] don't have much to work with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 9, 2002
A loopy contemporary comedy more reminiscent of [Jane Campion's] earlier film Sweetie.
December 10, 2001
Holy Smoke juggles elements of comedy and psycho-sexual drama in its very intense story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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