Taboo

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 3 out of 21

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Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Loren King
    63
    The intriguing subject, unfortunately, collapses under too many talky scenes of the samurai discussing their feelings and gossiping about who loves whom.
  2. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    75
    Ripe with homoeroticism, but also with what the director — who made the film after recovering from a stroke a few years back — calls "the scent of murder."
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    Walks the line between conviction and camp with a not entirely steady step.