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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. 80
    With shocking humor and surprising grace, Von Trier creates something unique and memorable.
  2. A highly calculated act of mischief that sounds like a stunt cooked up for Howard Stern's radio show.
  3. Fascinating, obnoxious and poignant.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    It's overtly about provocation, set in a tony Danish suburb where a group of men and women living commune-style in an empty house are discovering their "inner idiots" by pretending to be developmentally challenged.
  5. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    50
    Von Trier's The Idiots is both lively and juvenile.
  6. 50
    Becomes guilty of the very prejudice that his film has so obviously tried to subvert. It's too bad -- the rest of it is hilarious.
  7. Has nothing on its mind besides the squirming discomfort of its audience, the achievement of which it holds up as a brave political accomplishment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5