User Score
2.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 14 out of 20

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  1. TulseL.
    Jul 28, 2001
    10
    The best film ever made. A masterpiece.
  2. DarrenT.
    Apr 30, 2002
    7
    Not his best, but a very cerebral view at love and lust, and quite the homage to Fellini.
  3. CrasstrangerF.
    Jun 29, 2005
    10
    A great film.
Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 10 out of 25
  1. 16
    Greenaway has hit a brick wall, and it's no fun to watch.
  2. It's downright boring.
  3. 40
    Though his film is breathtakingly art-directed, Greenaway wallows in epater le bourgeois nastiness -- his inner naughty child could use a good paddling.