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

September 28, 2019
There was a point to all this foulness; Pasolini was commenting on the dehumanising effect of fascism, with reference to Proust, Nietzsche and Dante's circles of Hell. You'll still want a shower afterwards, though.
October 4, 2018
Salo... is forceful only in making the viewer want to turn away.
April 25, 2016
This film is essential to have seen but impossible to watch: a viewer may find life itself defiled beyond redemption by the simple fact that such things can be shown or even imagined.
October 18, 2008
It's very hard to sit through and offers no insights whatsoever into power, politics, history or sexuality. Nasty stuff.
October 23, 2007
Very hard to take, but in its own way an essential work.
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 1, 2000
Grim and pointless in equal measure.