|Lions Gate Films | Release Date: May 26, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Greenaway's film is about making people's jaws drop.
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.
Seethes with cruel lust and brainy fancy.
With its convoluted pretentiousness, heavy use of metaphors and obscure references to art, fails to maintain interest.
More prettily photographed pretentious rubbish from the ridiculous Peter Greenaway.
8 1/2 Women is a collage-y, self-reflexive sort of film that is designed to shock but more often just annoys.
Never dull visually, but it's certainly monomaniacal and heartless thematically.
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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