|Lions Gate Films | Release Date: May 26, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Never dull visually, but it's certainly monomaniacal and heartless thematically.
With its convoluted pretentiousness, heavy use of metaphors and obscure references to art, fails to maintain interest.
Seethes with cruel lust and brainy fancy.
The problem with 8 1/2 Women isn't that what you see is what you get; it's that what you see is all you get.
Greenaway's film is about making people's jaws drop.
8 1/2 Women is a collage-y, self-reflexive sort of film that is designed to shock but more often just annoys.
More prettily photographed pretentious rubbish from the ridiculous Peter Greenaway.
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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