The Idiots

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Rolling Stone
    Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    80
    With shocking humor and surprising grace, Von Trier creates something unique and memorable.
  2. Fascinating, obnoxious and poignant.
  3. A highly calculated act of mischief that sounds like a stunt cooked up for Howard Stern's radio show.
  4. 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. 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.
  6. The group's intent is not to insult those physically or mentally challenged in any manner of degree but, rather, to disturb middle-class types as much as they possibly can.
  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: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5

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