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Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9

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  1. Jul 18, 2014
    Boycott this film. Each of the following statements is easily verifiably true: 1. In the late 70's Polanski raped a 13 year old girl. 2. Anally and vaginally 3. Just prior he gave her alcohol and qualludes 4. He plead guilty and was convicted. 5. While awaiting sentencing he jumped bail and fled to Europe thereby committing another felony. None of the above is in question. Even Polanski himself admits it.

    Polanski, the director of this film, raped a child, plead guilty, jumped bail, got away and has been wanted ever since.

    He is a child rapist who never served his time.
  2. Jul 6, 2014
    With so many films feeling so flat and homogenized, it's refreshing to experience a film with such energetic and complex performances. Mathieu Amalric and especially, Emmanuelle Seigner are so engaging, you almost forget that you are essentially watching a filmed play.
  3. Jul 8, 2014
    It's wonderful to see a film that knows exactly what it wants to be with no pretensions towards greatness. VENUS IN FUR is pure adult entertainment that takes total pleasure in the magnificence of acting. Emmanuelle Seigner is so delicious, loopy, sexy, funny, mean that it hurts (pun intended). Although created for the New York stage, director Roman Polanski totally inserts himself into the action via actor Mathieu Amalric who once again delivers a wonderful screen performance to match Seigner's. The play attempts to take on more than it can chew at the end as the explanations fly but actually the film is much better than that. The point is clear. No explanation needed. It is all overt enough. There is no real depth to VENUS IN FUR, it's about the magic of acting and the world we create around ourselves. Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Jul 11, 2014
    This may not be Roman Polanski’s finest movie; it may not even be his best adaptation of a play. But it’s masterfully done in a way that does justice to its source material.
  2. Reviewed by: Kerry Lengel
    Jul 11, 2014
    The performances are certainly compelling.
  3. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Jul 11, 2014
    Wickedly smart and wickedly playful, Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives' Tony-nominated Venus in Fur works on so many levels, it's almost dizzying.