Whores' Glory Reviews

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August 6, 2019
Shines a light in the darkness on the seedy, gritty, shocking world where sex is little more than a business.
July 9, 2019
Glawogger's latest slice of global miserableness may not be eyeopening, but it's honest.
July 3, 2019
Glowagger's display of the range of consequences that come with the sex trade make for one of the best documentaries of the year.
August 30, 2018
The women of Whores' Glory seek...salvation in their faith, but this sometimes glorified look at their lives reveals only the darkest nights of the soul.
June 13, 2016
For a film with such fraught subject matter, Whores' Glory feels ultimately empty. Whether or not that's the ultimate comment on these lives is unclear.
July 6, 2012
"Whores' Glory" takes a deadpan, nonjudgmental approach, which generally works well, even if the fly-on-the-wall technique makes clear that what attracts flies usually stinks.
June 14, 2012
Glawogger works hard at being objective and dispassionate and unsentimental, but he's clearly on the side of the working girls, and horrified by their salivating johns.
June 14, 2012
Glawogger has the good sense mostly to stay out of the way and let the material speak for itself.
June 5, 2012
The hopelessness of (the prostitute's) situation sometimes infests Glawogger's film, making it all seem pointlessly depressing at times, but it is a powerful work nevertheless.
May 31, 2012
We pass through the eye of the needle and learn how the world works, for better or worse.
May 24, 2012
To experience it is to be haunted by the bleakness and ugliness of prostitution, the hopeless trap of it, and the defeat of love that it represents.
April 28, 2012
A daring, novelistic and unforgettable account of the real lives of female prostitutes in three very different countries and social contexts.
April 27, 2012
Austrian documentarian Michael Glawogger takes his cameras to three red-light districts around the world, and finds life is miserable for the women who work in the world's oldest profession - and for the men who pay cash for sex.
April 26, 2012
[A] quietly powerful but dispiriting documentary, which compares the world's oldest profession as practiced from place to place.
April 26, 2012
Like a stroll through Amsterdam's red-light district at night. It's an experience far more sad than sexy.
April 26, 2012
Whatever qualms there may be, it's never less than compelling: entirely atmospheric, vulgar, and boundary bursting.
April 26, 2012
The film's break from the usual earnest, stat-filled exposé is a large part of its appeal, and Glawogger's attention to color and composition don't diminish the quality of the testimony or dip into raw exploitation.
April 24, 2012
Wallops its points across with stunning, sickening effectiveness.
April 24, 2012
Whores' Glory demystifies trick turning with a bluntness and sneaky artistry that's sure to make even the most jaded of us choke on our next sitcom-hooker-joke chuckle.
Top Critic
April 19, 2012
To combine stories of exploited Third World women with feisty songs by female Anglo-American rockers is to flirt with glamorization.
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