The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Reviews

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April 13, 2006
Reeks of a project desperate for edgy credibility.
April 7, 2006
Argento's film is arguably exploitative, but its real-life horrors are effectively authentic.
March 24, 2006
Now the fabricated story of a boyhood that included abandonment, rape and near constant fear and humiliation is a movie. The result is unwatchable.
March 24, 2006
Vile beyond redemption.
March 18, 2006
There is no redemption, no surcease, and as the film ends the barbarity continues. This film made me intensely uncomfortable, but that was its intention.
March 18, 2006
It's a taxing bit of exploitation, which, although you're glad to know it's a work of fiction, doesn't exactly make a case for itself as art.
January 29, 2019
A flat plot description would make "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things" sound like one of the most harrowing films ever made. However, Argento presents it with a lyricism that makes its horrors bearable.
November 9, 2008
Marks [Asia Argento] as a far more adventurous and even risk-addicted filmmaker than her famous father Dario.
September 6, 2006
[The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things] has a deceptively desultory structure where no moral system or 'new daddy' seems to hold much water upon introduction, but each accumulates ideas which make an atavistic reappearance at the most inopportune of tim
June 12, 2006
The subject matter might be quite disturbing to some, but for those who don't mind a little child-rape with their crack-smoking, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things is well worth a look.
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