Nymphomaniac: Volume II Reviews

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January 11, 2020
In this second part, much of the beauty and wonder from Volume 1 are gone (and missed). Thankfully, some humor remains, but Lars Von Trier breaks many things I'd rather have left unbroken.
November 22, 2019
Een though she is the narrator of her own tale, Joe doesn't come across as a fully-formed character.
November 20, 2018
The transgressive, audience-bating angle of von Trier's storytelling does start to feel more than a little tired and unconvincing.
December 12, 2017
The 5.5 hours of the full version will have to be seen, but the second one disappoints a little... [Full review in Spanish]
April 12, 2016
I can no longer tolerate Lars von Trier.
November 27, 2014
It's self-referential and self-rewarding to the point that it has virtually no other content.
May 13, 2014
"How awful that everything has to be so trivial," Joe says. Maybe life has to be trivial, but movies don't, unless you're a certain Danish director who wants to force his psychosis on the viewing public.
April 18, 2014
It ultimately offers as much insight into the female psyche as one of those tampon commercials that shows a woman cheerfully riding a horse down a sun-dappled beach.
April 18, 2014
Von Trier continues the torment
April 17, 2014
"Volume II" is no more fulfilling than "Volume I."
April 16, 2014
It's as if von Trier is incapable of nuance, declaring every action, every thought and thematic observation, with on-the-nose bluntness.
April 16, 2014
Explicit, transgressive and bold, but ultimately grating and unpleasant.
April 16, 2014
Rather than yield to von Trier's dialectic, I would advise others to do the wrong thing and break off with Volume I, when the games end.
April 16, 2014
Nymphomaniac's clunkiness and desperation to shock could be forgiven if it wasn't so uniformly dull. With a talent such as Lars, it really is unforgivable.
April 15, 2014
It's a parable, a metaphor, a detour, a film that calls attention to its construction so relentlessly that its emotional impact is fleeting at best.
April 10, 2014
Dedicated cinephiles who feel an obligation to see what von Trier has wrought are unlikely to reach consensus on whether he is an exploitative provocateur or crusading pamphleteer.
April 9, 2014
The Lars von Trier you know and love (or love to hate) is back: cynical, misanthropic, punishing.
April 7, 2014
The movie, a descendant of such eighteenth-century libertine texts as "Thrse Philosophe," is less a slice of life than something told and chewed over.
April 5, 2014
'Volume 2' is brimming with surprises, most of them shocking in their perverseness, but laughably clumsy in their execution.
April 4, 2014
Magical sadism, sex noir and porn for eggheads. As genres and genitals collide, with Trier seemingly psychoanalyzing himself. And while porn dresses up bare behinds in moral taglines, he blankets his ensemble backsides with pretentious arthouse chatter.
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