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  • Summary: This teen drama is a fascinating exploration of sexual desire.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 63
    A brutal shocker that is difficult to watch.
  2. 60
    Its power lies in the intense, subtle performances of the ensemble cast and Bellott's ability to keep the tangled narrative threads from becoming a knotted mess.
  3. Reviewed by: Ned Martel
    60
    In Sexual Dependency, the filmmaker Rodrigo Bellott flirts with the allowable limit of themes in one movie. His frenzied but clever first film juggles race, class, jingoism, homophobia, sexual attraction and rape.
  4. The pace of this Bolivia/US coproduction is slower than that of a snail, but it gathers some interest as the themes of the vignettes dovetail near the end.
  5. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    50
    Has more flash than finesse.
  6. The director's split-screen effects and hand-held digital camerawork go from being innovative to repetitive to irritating in a Santa Cruz minute.
  7. 10
    As theory, Sexual Dependency is no worse than a tinny artist's statement, but as moviemaking, it's brutally embarrassing, inexcusable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. ArtemS.
    Jun 12, 2006
    10
    Super! This movie left a great impression. I had to think about it a lot after watching it.
  2. ColeP.
    Mar 30, 2007
    10
    Rodrigo is a genius and Sexual Dependency follows his creativity and his sensual style. It puts Hollywood to shame.