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  • Summary: Ana is confronted to Body and Desire at three key moments of her life. Her carnal search sways between reality and colored fantasies becoming more and more oppressive. A black laced hand prevents her from screaming. The wind lifts her dress and caresses her thighs. A razor blade brushes her skin, where will this chaotic and carnivorous journey leave her? (Olive Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Oct 26, 2010
    100
    Amer could exist only as a movie, not as a novel or a pop song. If you give it a whirl, you won't simply get drunk on its immediacy; you may throw out plot and character altogether.
  2. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Oct 26, 2010
    90
    The pleasures of this gorgeous, clever, and visceral film are almost exclusively aesthetic. Those unmoved or alienated by the porn of pain may be left flopping as nervelessly as one of the movie's severed limbs.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Oct 26, 2010
    80
    Unsettling, energizing and more than a little mystifying, Amer is the kind of movie that may leave you feeling indifferent or puzzled at the end. But damned if it doesn't return, days later, to visit - kind of like a killer in black leather gloves.
  4. Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    Oct 28, 2010
    80
    Consistently outrageous and relentlessly surreal, the Belgian film is, intentionally or not, frequently funny; it's also compelling and distinctive.
  5. Reviewed by: Sam Toy
    Jan 3, 2011
    60
    Not for everyone, but fans of Dario Argento will find plenty to like about this otherworldly study of sex and sensuality.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Oct 28, 2010
    50
    What does it all mean? Less than meets the eye. Amer is a voluptuous wallow in recycled psychosexual kitsch.
  7. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 31, 2010
    40
    This tedious exercise in abstraction by Belgian filmmakers Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani well apes the visual stylization of such filmmakers as Mario Bava and Dario Argento without bothering to provide anything equivalent in terms of theme or content.
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