Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
  1. Sordid Thelma & Louise-ish spree, which also has certain affinities with Breathless but would be better termed Affectless.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    30
    The filmmakers have separated themselves from all the emotions of filmmaking except anger.
  3. 25
    It alternates between graphic, explicit sex scenes and murder scenes of brutal cruelty. You recoil from what's on the screen.
  4. 25
    The movie's only value is in unwittingly defining more clearly how played out the whole transgressing-boundaries-as-art thing has become.
  5. The sex may be real, but the violence and acting are comically phony, resulting in something that, while intended to shock, merely revolts.
  6. 20
    Didactic, clumsily directed and abysmally acted, never lets go of its intellectualized approach long enough to deliver any real kinetic thrills.
  7. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    10
    This hard-core pic is a half-baked, punk-inflected porn odyssey masquerading as a movie worth seeing and talking about.
  8. 0
    It's pornography of the most depressing sort.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
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    8
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  2. OhNo!MoreGilbertMulroneycakes
    Apr 7, 2003
    2
    Yes, well, not to stoop to rather ugly personal abuse, but the message to Baise-Moi (which can be translated as "Kiss Me", if you like...anyone?) isn't very well transmitted. It's a sort-of ironic subversion of movie sexism - "look, women can be sick and wrong to men just as easily, look, look, LOOK, DAMN YOU, LOOK!" - and, okay, I get that. But 77 minutes of mindless violence and horrifying sexual shenanegins? The message is so badly blunted by the delivery that Marc D might somehow be right after all, and the whole "subversion" thing was tacked on to justify a rather horrid goreporn film. Except, except, it was a book first. Apparently. If you can imagine such a thing. Watch Irreversible instead. Full Review »