Critic Reviews for Martha
You don't have to agree with its premise -- that middle-class marriage equals sadomasochism -- to respond to the bravura comic glee with which the director lays it out.
A horrific black comedy -- a devastating view of bourgeois marriage rendered in a delirious baroque style.
Fassbinder offers up an extremely bleak work here, even for him, but ultimately the film works mainly as the diatribe against marriage that it is.
Audience Reviews for Martha
Wicked! Fassbinder is one of the few directors that can create high comedy instead of melodrama out of a borgeois, sado-masochistic relationship.
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