The Duke Of Burgundy 2015

The Duke of Burgundy

Critics Consensus

Stylish, sensual, and smart, The Duke of Burgundy proves that erotic cinema can have genuine substance.

94%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 103

65%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 3,561

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

The Duke of Burgundy Photos

Movie Info

Two entomologists (Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D'Anna) play ritual games of dominance and subservience.

Cast & Crew

Fatma Mohamed
The Carpenter
Eszter Tompa
Dr. Viridana
Lizzie Francke
Executive Producer
Anna Higgs
Executive Producer
Amy Jump
Executive Producer
Ildiko Kemeny
Executive Producer
Matyas Fekete
Film Editor
Katalin Baranyi
Casting
Show all Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for The Duke Of Burgundy

Critic Reviews for The Duke Of Burgundy

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (97) | Rotten (6)

  • It's a visually rich, tactile film with two beautifully observed, subtle performances at its centre.

    September 11, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • [Peter Strickland's] new movie has more going on than cinematic mind games.

    March 12, 2015 | Full Review…
  • There's voyeurism, fetishism, bondage, lingerie and high-flown naughtiness galore, but that's hardly the movie's most conspicuous achievement.

    February 27, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The Duke of Burgundy is no mere style exercise or slavish homage. Strickland finds both humour and pathos in the situation of Cynthia and Evelyn, who are every bit as trapped as the insects they collect and catalogue.

    February 26, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The Duke of Burgundy, as well as being a loving homage to an antique genre of soft-core porn, shows how difficult it can be, not just making fantasy work but simply being with another person ...

    February 20, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Peter Strickland's wryly subversive S&M fantasy is everything that Fifty Shades of Grey isn't.

    February 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Duke Of Burgundy

  • Dec 30, 2015
    This stimulating, stylish and sensual story of domination and co-dependency is not only technically irreproachable (with those gorgeous visuals, a wonderful score and an outstanding sound design) but is also intelligent and rings truer than most films about love and relationships.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 21, 2015
    Described in advance as a lesbian S&M spectacle, this will suitably disappoint those who are interested in it for that reason. It is a portrait of a boring, middle class, repressed, repetitive relationship, like the many thousands we like to think of as such in the miles and miles of suburbia around the world. The only difference is that it is dressed up slightly by making the characters lesbian and giving the repetition a vaguely sexual nature. But it could just as easily have been about the washing up or putting out the garbage bins. Undoubtedly that was part of the point of the film, to be ironical, while being artfully put together. But the art is prosaic and the film is just a shallow, middle class indulgence. Its most unattractive feature is its crude exploitation of hundreds of dead animals, in the form of butterflies and other insects formaldehyded and pinned to the wall. One star for the nobility of those creatures, compared with the lack of it in the makers.
    . . Super Reviewer

The Duke Of Burgundy Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides