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  • Summary: Drawing Restraint 9, a film by Matthew Barney with a soundtrack composed by Björk, represents the first creative collaboration of two of the most protean, dynamic forces in music and fine art. (IFC Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. While the significance of the imagery, including the slow disintegration of an immense piece of sculpted petroleum, is elusive, the strangeness of Barney's visual sense never fails to stimulate the senses.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    A gorgeous feature that's both passing strange and undeniably beautiful.
  3. 75
    Songbird Bjork and artist hubby Matthew Barney team up in Drawing Restraint 9, and the spectacular result is exactly what should be expected from these one-of-a-kind creative oddballs.
  4. 63
    Slow but rarely tedious.
  5. Visual artist and filmmaker Matthew Barney's follow-up to his acclaimed "Cremaster" film series continues this provocateur's penchant for outrageous imagery and numbing non-narratives.
  6. Reviewed by: Holly Willis
    50
    It's difficult to see the characters as anyone but Barney and Björk, and the film's binary system, opposing hard and soft, East and West, male and female, etc., feels clumsy and simplistic. That said, there's creepy delight in seeing American consumption carried to its logical extreme.
  7. Reviewed by: Kenneth Baker
    25
    Anyone who puts production gloss above performance, plot, dialogue and editing may thrill to Drawing Restraint 9.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6