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The Pervert's Guide To Ideology Reviews

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Top Critic
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
November 1, 2013
He speaks the truth much of the time, yet all the whipping back of the curtain ends up covering up other realities about movies and life.
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 3, 2013
There are those who find iek a delight; but well before the two-hour mark, one feels he has delighted us long enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Giovanni Fazio
Japan Times
September 21, 2016
Coherency is not one of the film's strengths, although on a point-by-point basis, it's provocative and even amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Fink
The Film Stage
June 22, 2016
it makes something that is inherently uncinematic - a discussion of ideology - rather cinematic.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 3, 2013
Slavoj Zizek psychoanalyses cinema and society in this engaging, interesting and spirited documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice
October 29, 2013
In essence, the film is a lecture, but Zizek's associative thinking and understanding of the applicability of psychoanalysis makes it a lecture like no other.
Tara Brady
Irish Times
October 4, 2013
Pay proper attention and it becomes clear that, for all the oddness of his delivery, Zizek makes a great deal of sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Guy Lodge
Time Out
October 1, 2013
It's exhilarating, even exhausting stuff, though Fiennes lightens the weight of iek's dense discourse with a welcome scattering of sight gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Landon Palmer
June 2, 2014
One leaves The Pervert's Guide to Ideology with a lingering sense that this is how academic essay films should be done in the 21st century.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Foster
June 27, 2013
At 150 minutes, the relentlessness nature of this gabfest may prove too daunting for some. But Fiennes and Zizek ultimately present a giddy and grand dissection of society and just how little we understand it.
Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
October 29, 2013
Slavoj iek manages to explain some of Lacanian psychoanalysis's most inscrutable notions with disarming clarity and infectious urgency.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 1, 2013
Noam Chomsky has denounced Zizek's theories as nonsensical, and of course they are. But they're frequently engaging, entertaining and stimulating.
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 3, 2013
I'm not sure if the Zizek thoughts are an aid to illuminating the Zizek-chosen movies, or vice versa. But it is rich fun and collectably eccentric.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
October 3, 2013
Slavoj iek returns to play yet more intellectual hopscotch with classic movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 5, 2014
A cerebral treat.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 14, 2013
Who says intellectual head-trips don't deserve sequels?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 31, 2013
Though [Zizek's] lecture exceeds two hours, he and director Sophie Fiennes incorporate enough deadpan comedy and clips from famous films to sustain the rhetoric.
Tom Dawson
The List
September 26, 2013
The motormouthed Zizek serves up an intellectually provocative psychoanalytical dissection of Hollywood movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
October 4, 2013
When not dressing up in hilarious costumes, he advises audiences to become atheists via New Testament Christianity. Is he making this stuff up? I fear so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
September 29, 2013
Occasionally bonkers but kinda brilliant with it, there's plenty here to thrill cineastes and fanboys alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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