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O Fantasma Reviews

October 23, 2003
It's clear that director Rodrigues has a future as a provocateur. But you may want to decide whether to spend an evening being provoked -- and possibly perplexed. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 26, 2003
Often looks like explicit gay pornography thinly disguised as high art.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 11, 2003
The gay audience you'd expect the movie to pander to will likely be dismayed by its depraved view of homosexuality.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 31, 2003
Despite a couple of memorable scenes, it's boring when it's not kinky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2003
O Fantasma is boldly, confidently orchestrated, aesthetically and sexually, and its impact is deeply and rightly disturbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2003
First-time director Joćo Pedro Rodrigues' unwillingness to define his hero's background or motivations becomes more and more frustrating as the film goes on.
November 25, 2002
Imagine (if possible) a Pasolini film without passion or politics, or an Almodovar movie without beauty or humor, and you have some idea of the glum, numb experience of watching O Fantasma.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
November 25, 2002
Arty gay film.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4