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Quills Reviews

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March 6, 2018
A literate, playfully provocative defense of free speech at its most abominable, Philip Kaufman and Doug Wright's movie impudently positions the Marquis de Sade as the twisted spokesman for the creative spirit.
February 23, 2012
"Quills" is sensational in every sense of the word.
February 8, 2011
Kaufman's biopic of the notorious Marquis de Sade is sharply uneven, serious, poignant, trashy, sleazy and sensationslist, marred by over-the-top turn from Geoffrey Rush.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 7, 2010
a conceptual piece about the nature of creativity and questions of art
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 24, 2006
It pokes at sexual taboos - it's pretty subversive, considering - but sexuality and creativity are indelibly linked, and its true subject is expression, repression and catharsis.
June 25, 2004
While it is horrible and sordid, it's also witty, fast-paced and intriguing as it explores freedom of expression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 1, 2003
You'll swear you can hear a throaty cackle of approval from the hereafter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2002
Kaufman and writer Doug Wright (adapting his own play) infuse the film with a decadent playfulness befitting a film about the Marquis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 31, 2002
É uma pena que o Oscar, ao contrário de outras premiações, não possua uma categoria de 'Melhor Elenco'.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2002
This simplicity in its anti-censorship message keep it from achieving the greatness that it strives for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2002
If Ismael Merchant and James Ivory ... decided to make a film about Hell, it would look like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2002
Kaufman here reminds us why he was once one of the most high profile directors
| Original Score: 3.5/4
January 26, 2002
It is much, much more than a political tract -- indeed, it is a mesmerizingly told tale.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 30, 2001
Geoffrey Rush steals the show as a charismatic madman, but the story is too dated to resonate beyond its little corner of history.
June 14, 2001
I'm glad I saw it, but I wish I could unsee it somehow.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5
May 21, 2001
Quills, about the marquis de Sade, is a voluptuous impasto. Everything in it -- the colors, the locations, the people -- seems swirled with a mixture of decadence and grace.
April 24, 2001
...fairly oozes with delicious irony.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
March 24, 2001
An exhilarating, stunningly mounted, vigorously intelligent and oddly poetic tale also about the sadistic social institutions impinging on human history.
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March 19, 2001
Quills valiantly argues that bold ideas can not - and should not - be stopped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 27, 2001
the film's anti-censorship themes come through strongly without being plainly didactic
| Original Score: 4/4
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