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Sex and Lucia Reviews

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 7, 2002
Perhaps our confusion is part of the whole idea, but Sex and Lucia would have a lot more impact if there were someone to give a damn about.
| Original Score: C+
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 10, 2002
It's a thoughtful film that forces its characters and its viewers to wrestle with the difference between great sex and true intimacy.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
October 4, 2002
While it's being the told, the story of Sex And Lucia is sufficiently seductive to keep you from noticing the holes forming in its universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
October 4, 2002
It's a hall of mirrors, this flick -- every one of them pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 5, 2002
What distinguishes Julio Medem's humid, magic-realist eroticon from the average soft-core fare is its writer-director's playful interest in storytelling as a form of sexual sublimation and release.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
August 23, 2002
A lot rides on coincidence. Or fate. Or the magic pull of the moon. It all makes sense in the end.
| Original Score: B-
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
August 16, 2002
Unfortunately, the plot becomes such a puzzle that the central characters lose their urgency and the movie overstays its welcome.
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
August 9, 2002
Medem may have disrobed most of the cast, leaving their bodies exposed, but the plot remains as guarded as a virgin with a chastity belt. That's why Sex and Lucia is so alluring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
August 9, 2002
A byzantine melodrama that stimulates the higher brain functions as well as the libido.
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
August 8, 2002
While the final picture may not be quite as grand as expected upon completion, the individual pieces remain strikingly beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 2, 2002
I would be shocked if there was actually one correct interpretation, but that shouldn't make the movie or the discussion any less enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
July 26, 2002
Pretty darn good, despite its smarty-pants aura.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 26, 2002
Between bedroom scenes, viewers may find themselves wishing they could roll over and take a nap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 26, 2002
Half-baked ponderings on the nature of fiction and reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 26, 2002
[Medem] likes to toy with the mind of the audience, and he's good at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 25, 2002
Medem packs it with so much stunning, wildly colorful imagery -- and so much sex -- that it transfixes you even when you're not quite sure what's going on.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 14, 2002
Despite his self-consciously obscure plot mechanics, Medem keeps you off-balance and intrigued.
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 12, 2002
An erotic but muddled marriage of fact and fiction, love and memory.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
July 12, 2002
Sexy but pretentious melodrama.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
July 11, 2002
I found myself more appreciative of what the director was trying to do than of what he had actually done.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2002
The kind of trifle that date nights were invented for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 11, 2002
Vega is a real find.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
July 10, 2002
An adept mood maker, Medem strains madly for cosmic alliances, fairy-tale imagery, and fated coincidences, but he triumphs only with two hot bodies, a cluttered apartment, and a Shower Massage.
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Mike D'Angelo
Time Out
July 9, 2002
So ridiculously overstuffed with rhymes, symbols, metaphors and mystical coincidences that you frequently feel as if you shouldn't be watching it so much as graphing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 39/100