Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Sep 1, 2011
    This intricately plotted Japanese epic has so many twists and turns - not to mention bizarre characters with even more bizarre backstories - that the time will fly by. As the old cliche goes, you will not have another moviegoing experience quite like this one all year.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sep 1, 2011
    Merging the sacred and the profane, the bloody and the batty, Love Exposure tunnels into serious topics - warped parenting, sexual intolerance and the way religious cults enslave damaged souls - with a hilariously blasphemous shovel.
  3. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Aug 31, 2011
    Japanese poet and cult filmmaker Shion Sono defines himself as an anti-establishment artist partly out of cynicism and partly thanks to his romantic concept of libertarianism.
  4. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Aug 31, 2011
    If you see only one Sono film, check out this flick; you will have then seen them all.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Sep 2, 2011
    It's a campy rampage that runs a few minutes shy of four hours, dooming what otherwise would likely be a bright future as a midnight movie.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 24, 2013
    Demands to be considered amongst the greatest films of all time. A 4-hour masterpiece that feels more like a full sprint than a methodically paced marathon. Full Review »