Nymphomaniac: Volume I Reviews

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June 25, 2020
Nymphomaniac is a provocative and visceral film that should be seen as a single piece. [Full review in Spanish]
March 27, 2020
Nymphomaniac has an amazingly eclectic cast of weirdos and movie stars acting weird, and their stamina goes a long way toward keeping things sweaty, grotesque, and funny for more than four NC-17-rated hours...
January 11, 2020
It is a pleasure to watch. It is a very sensual film from the first shot onward: even before the first actor is seen, Von Trier already plays with sounds and images, making a beautiful audiovisual event out of snow melting in a dark, dirty alley.
November 22, 2019
While there is nothing here as frightening as Antichrist or awe-inspiring as Melancholia, von Trier has created a film more sinister and sinuous.
August 29, 2019
It's a well-written, intelligent examination of erotic pleasure.
August 7, 2019
It is as if Von Trier has finally come out of the psychological woods and revisited and refined the ideas explored there with a more clear and rational mind.
July 24, 2019
But after all is said and done, there is a movie under all that controversy. And as it turns out, it's actually pretty good.
June 25, 2019
One of the things I love most about Nymphomaniac is its insistence on seeing sex as something that is important.
June 8, 2019
The bound-to-be-infamous Nymphomaniac epic could well be the most sexually explicit film in mainstream cinema's history.
March 6, 2019
It is always provocative, often clinical, rarely titillating. However, the film itself is so much more than that, that it would be unfair to rate it purely on its sexual content.
January 8, 2019
I loved it. I knew before it began that I would.
November 24, 2018
There's a predictability to Von Trier's licentiousness, though one has to begrudgingly acknowledge his ability to infuse each sequence with dramatic or philosophical ingenuity
August 31, 2018
Misogynist, misanthropic, ridiculous and sometimes painfully obvious. But it's also inventive, entertaining, sometimes hilarious, and, at one point, actually moving.
August 28, 2018
Nymphomaniac isn't as much about female power as the dialogue occasionally suggests; it's more about being misunderstood because of the things you choose (or are compelled) to pursue.
February 22, 2018
The horrors of sex never make cosy viewing, just as the horrors of sex addiction never make interesting plots.
January 2, 2018
This is Nordic-noir sex, enveloped in a film as complex as it is unforgettable.
December 12, 2017
[Director Lars Von Trier] undertakes a critique of social hypocrisy, exhibits the pain of loneliness and lack of solidarity and even ventures a complacent gender analysis. [Full review in Spanish]
November 22, 2017
Nymphomaniac is Von Trier's most timid film in years. But paradoxically, it's also his most unguarded, the most palpably human.
October 25, 2017
The absurd (sometimes frankly adolescent and silly) digressions and increasingly complex interplay between Joe and her patient listener allow for an exploration of guilt, compulsion and the nature of evil, in ways we've never seen before.
August 16, 2017
The fun is paid for with interest in the movie's second half by the debasing sexual escapades endured by the more mature and less conventionally appealing Gainsbourg.
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