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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 10 out of 25
  1. This visually intricate fantasia combines his (Greenaway's) extraordinary cinematic imagination with a story and characters less compelling than those in his best works.
  2. A surreal comedy about sex that comes as close to charming as Greenaway ever gets.
  3. Seethes with cruel lust and brainy fancy.
  4. 40
    Though his film is breathtakingly art-directed, Greenaway wallows in epater le bourgeois nastiness -- his inner naughty child could use a good paddling.
  5. Greenaway's film is about making people's jaws drop.
  6. 20
    This anti-narrative screwball comedy, a sort of police-drama re-enactment of Fellini's themes in "8 1/2," keeps most of the jokes off-screen.
  7. 0
    Inert, unfunny, and not even interesting as a dirty movie, 8 1/2 Women could well rank as one of the worst films of the year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3

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