Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Mar 9, 2011
    The picture is rambunctiously affectionate; Guiterrez may go for the broad joke, but never the cheap one.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Mar 10, 2011
    Elektra Luxx has a playful, breezy sexiness that gives the world of the film, porn biz and all, a refreshing innocence.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Mar 24, 2011
    It is an utterly unique and highly ambitious project that isn't afraid to veer wildly from witty, risqué comedy to heavy emotional melodrama, often in the same sequence.
  4. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Mar 10, 2011
    Does a lot of winking and teasing.
  5. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Mar 14, 2011
    Despite the fine thesping seen in this innocuous piece of fluff, the whole amounts to less than the sum of its parts.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Mar 10, 2011
    As with "Women In Trouble," Gutierrez unveils a series of loosely connected characters and subplots that concern players in and around the porn industry, but the intended colorful irreverence looks a lot like standard indie quirk.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Holcomb
    Mar 8, 2011
    Elektra Luxx's episodic structure and candy-apple compositions make for a good time, even if Gutierrez lacks the narrative and syntactical muscle to pull off the sex-positive Tarantino-esque farce he seems to be after.
  8. Reviewed by: Mark Keizer
    Mar 12, 2011
    A charmingly hardened Carla Gugino reprises her role as the titular porn star, still pregnant and now coping with retirement.
  9. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Mar 11, 2011
    Gugino is having a ball, but every scene feels like an oh-so-arch one-act.
  10. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Mar 10, 2011
    Elektra Luxx has some scattered witty notions, but it is not funny.
  11. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Mar 8, 2011
    It's another episodic, shaggy-dog parade of L.A. denizens caught in moderately compromised positions.
  12. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Mar 11, 2011
    The movie, a sequel to 2009's much more sprightly and amusing indie "Women in Trouble," seems to be reaching for Robert Altman territory. Instead of offering many intriguing stories, though, it can't come up with even one.

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