The Idiots (Idioterne) (Dogma 95) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Idiots (Idioterne) (Dogma 95) Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
July 16, 2009
The first Dogme film of enfant terrible Lars von Trier challenges viewers to reexamine their social mores and cinema habits of voyeurism and pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 4, 2005
A worthy experiment.
Michael Dequina
December 8, 2004
For all the Dogme-ordained restrictions to make the film feel "real," it ends up feeling more artificial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
September 17, 2004
The least you can say for it is that's it's truly brazen.
| Original Score: 3/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
August 14, 2003
Not bad for a dogme movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 7, 2002
Caustic, brutally funny, and more passionate than perhaps anything [Von Trier's] ever done.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
Von Trier has proven his self-proclamations of cinematic genius to be true.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
The Idiots suggests that if Danish iconoclast Lars von Trier's filmsare getting tougher, they're also continuing to reward the patient.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Has nothing on its mind besides the squirming discomfort of its audience.
| Original Score: 0.5/5

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Just plain stupid.
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A raw, funny, maddening ramble.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Great filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Just careens into the ridiculous, the creepy and the self-indulgent.
Top Critic
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
A tedious, pretentious bore.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Raises intriguing questions, but most audiences will have the same response to von Trier's weird commune: Grow up already.
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
It's one thing to know in your own ego that you're an intrepid cinematic genius. It's quite another thing to be so cocky that you leave flubbed shots in your movie and call it art.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gary Mairs
January 1, 2000
A testament to Von Trier's technical virtuosity that a film shot with crude video equipment in amateurish conditions could be so gorgeous.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
September 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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