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  • Summary: A thought-provoking, radical essay on the matrix of art, life and virtual reality which deliberately toys with narrative conventions. (Palm Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    100
    Olivier Assayas latest effort could be mistaken for a hipper-than-thou thriller. But it isn’t--it’s in fact a difficult, challenging, and troubling art film. [October 2003, p. 19]
  2. Has a dreamy ominousness about it, and a sorrowfulness that speaks to the artificial intimacies of cellular communication, digital images and dial-up porn.
  3. Disturbing, darkly beautiful.
  4. 70
    May be Assayas' airiest work to date, an intriguing trifle that leaves its considerable pleasures to lounge around on the surface.
  5. 63
    I've seen Demonlover twice and still find the plot a challenge. I'd try again if I thought it would help.
  6. 50
    By the end of the movie, I frankly didn't give a damn. There's an ironic twist, but the movie hadn't paid for it and didn't deserve it. And I was struck by the complete lack of morality in Demonlover.
  7. Meant to be a sleek, dark, disturbing David Cronenberg-style thriller, Olivier Assayas's film is just an annoying concoction.

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

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