Nymphomaniac: Volume II Reviews

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April 17, 2014
"Volume II" is no more fulfilling than "Volume I."
April 11, 2014
It's very weird, given, but it's also effective.
April 10, 2014
For better or worse, the whole exercise in lurid leg-pulling goes out with a bang.
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 4, 2014
A notch more watchable than Volume I.
April 4, 2014
Vol. I felt much wider in scope, crazier, satirical, goofy even. Vol. II narrows the lens, and has more of a desire to explain, to diagnose, to wrap things up.
April 4, 2014
Von Trier is such a masterful filmmaker that every new project comes on with the expectation and air of a totalizing masterwork. "Nymphomaniac: Volume II" creates the unsated sensation of having too much and wanting more.
April 4, 2014
True, von Trier films all the ugliness beautifully - with occasional breaks for mystic images, and bad jokes. But to what point?
April 4, 2014
A long plod ...
April 3, 2014
The problem with "Nymphomaniac: Volume II" lies not in its display of erect penises and reddened buttocks, but rather in its dull narrative and overworked ideas.
April 3, 2014
No one has ever made sex look like less fun.
April 3, 2014
This is a frustrating, fundamentally flawed movie, but if one must consider it two separate animals, this latter one is demonstrably better.
April 3, 2014
Misery loves company, and no one loves both more than this director.
April 3, 2014
"Vol. I" works. "Vol. II" works you over, and von Trier likes it like that.
April 3, 2014
There's no doubt that von Trier knows how to deploy cinematic language for maximum effect - he is, quite simply, a superb filmmaker. But in this case, he confuses challenging audiences with simply leaving them in the dark.
April 3, 2014
Here we go again.
April 3, 2014
The shocker ending struck me as both gimmicky and ill motivated, but up until then this confirms von Trier as the cinema's most accomplished provocateur, turning his attention here to the eternal conflict between pleasure and morality
April 3, 2014
This is a good movie, but it lacks the visual wonder of the first, along with the sense of play at which von Trier, even at his most controversial, is so good.
April 3, 2014
The "Nymphomaniac" films are an artistic dead-end for Von Trier. He is most certainly feeling something, but he's short-circuiting his own emotion, rather than digging into it.
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