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  • Summary: Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Žižek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema).
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: David D'Arcy
    Jul 31, 2013
    100
    Fiennes wisely stays out of his way here. Zizek is the star, edited down to digestible elements, with archival footage used adroitly to drive his arguments home.
  2. Reviewed by: Zachary Wigon
    Oct 29, 2013
    90
    In essence, the film is a lecture, but Zizek's associative thinking and understanding of the applicability of psychoanalysis makes it a lecture like no other.
  3. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    Oct 29, 2013
    88
    Slavoj Žižek manages to explain some of Lacanian psychoanalysis's most inscrutable notions with disarming clarity and infectious urgency.
  4. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Nov 1, 2013
    75
    To keep this one-man show visually engaging, director Sophie Fiennes places the professor in sets and costumes from the movies, talking about “Full Metal Jacket” from atop a barracks toilet and “Brief Encounter” from a 1940s British train.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Nov 14, 2013
    75
    The final questions in Pervert’s Guide to Ideology nag at us, and in a culture so built upon and so profiting by fantasies of Hollywood apocalypse, they deserve to.
  6. Reviewed by: Godfrey Cheshire
    Nov 1, 2013
    75
    As for why the film is called "the pervert's" guide, this reviewer noted that its end credits do not acknowledge the many movies it draws upon so copiously. That, in terms of standard filmmaking etiquette, truly is perverse.
  7. Reviewed by: David Gritten
    Oct 4, 2013
    40
    There are those who find Žižek a delight; but well before the two-hour mark, one feels he has delighted us long enough.

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