Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom) Reviews

May 29, 2020
It makes its point about Fascism, and Pasolini's artistic sense is obvious in every frame, but the film becomes an endurance contest to see if you can make it to the bitter end without vomiting.
October 4, 2018
Salo... is forceful only in making the viewer want to turn away.
January 7, 2012
I can't think of a reason in the world that anyone should subject him or herself to this.
October 18, 2008
It's very hard to sit through and offers no insights whatsoever into power, politics, history or sexuality. Nasty stuff.
August 27, 2008
Intended to be read as a caustic commentary on the evils of Fascism, Salo is marred by the uneasy perception that Pasolini (rather like purveyors of modern Torture Porn) is simply getting off on the abuse he visualizes with such delight.
October 23, 2007
The result, despite moments of undeniably brilliant insight, is nearly unwatchable, extremely disturbing, and often literally nauseous.
May 9, 2005
A perfect example of the kind of material that, theoretically, anyway, can be acceptable on paper but becomes so repugnant when visualized on the screen that it further dehumanizes the human spirit, which is supposed to be the artist's concern.
January 20, 2005
In all honesty it's a terrible, terrible experience -- but give the guy credit: It's certainly unique.
July 2, 2004
January 1, 2000
Grim and pointless in equal measure.