Love Exposure

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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics What's this?

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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

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  • Summary: Yu is the son of a widower turned priest who is having an affair with one of his followers. When the affair ends, the priest begins pressuring his son to seek absolution for all his sins. The pressure to confess to his father becomes so demanding that Yu has to commit new sins to haveYu is the son of a widower turned priest who is having an affair with one of his followers. When the affair ends, the priest begins pressuring his son to seek absolution for all his sins. The pressure to confess to his father becomes so demanding that Yu has to commit new sins to have material. This leads Yu to find porn stardom and meet the man-hating virgin of his dreams. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Sep 1, 2011
    100
    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
    90
    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
    88
    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
    60
    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
    55
    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.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 24, 2013
    10
    Demands to be considered amongst the greatest films of all time. A 4-hour masterpiece that feels more like a full sprint than a methodicallyDemands 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. Expand

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