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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
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.
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
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 3, 2002
A funny, insightful film whose feminist undertones don't overwhelm the story and characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 4, 2002
A shattering and intense drama dealing with spirituality and sexual politics.
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
April 17, 2001
It is an immense, emotional, engrossing film that nevertheless wears its brilliance casually.
January 1, 2000
One other factor makes Holy Smoke! persuasive to watch: Campion's sheer pleasure in image-making.
January 1, 2000
Winslet, who is rapidly taking the 'I Love Being Naked Onscreen' trophy away from Nicole Kidman, is as riveting as she has ever been, lending believability to every frame.
January 1, 2000
Winslet is the sort of actress who can rage at the heavens and reach for them at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
It's refreshing to see Winslet follow Titanic's phenomenal commercial success by returning to the edgy roles in smaller films that earned her recognition in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Holy Smoke is unusual and it's smart. Well, insofar as we can figure out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Jane Campion has been a favorite of mine for sometime with original, strong, and daring films.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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