Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Mar 30, 2012
    75
    You are unlikely to see a movie about incest made as sensitively and tastefully as Womb. And although the characters speak English, the film is firmly anchored in European sensibilities, thanks to its Hungarian director, Benedek Fliegauf.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mar 29, 2012
    40
    If the 20-odd seconds of blank screen squatting pointlessly amid the opening credits aren't enough warning that you're in for some seriously sluggish storytelling, then the adoption of a snail as one of the central motifs should drive the point home.
  3. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Mar 28, 2012
    58
    It's a fascinating film to think about, but far too cool to touch.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Mar 27, 2012
    50
    The glacial pace is only quickened for seconds at a time with evocative ideas and hints of satire.
  5. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Mar 27, 2012
    40
    Green was meant for quick-witted comedy. Unfortunately, she's becoming a mainstay of painfully sincere slogs.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Mar 30, 2012
    60
    An incestuous payoff might be expected, given the casting of Green; she first attracted widespread attention in Bertolucci's "The Dreamers," as a young woman who is unusually close to her brother. But whatever happens, Womb is more melancholy than erotic.
  7. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Mar 28, 2012
    25
    Too abstract to suggest a coherent moral lesson, but too remote to foster a satisfying emotional connection, Womb feels barren, an attempt to do too much that ultimately does very little.
  8. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Mar 27, 2012
    60
    Its quietly unsettling storytelling, precision visuals and almost mythical isolated setting all feel Hungarian to the core.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Aug 22, 2012
    6
    http://www.budapestartshot.com/2012/01/rebecca-is-in-complicated-relationship.html

    "Womb written and directed by Fliegauf Benedek is an
    http://www.budapestartshot.com/2012/01/rebecca-is-in-complicated-relationship.html

    "Womb written and directed by Fliegauf Benedek is an artistic sci-fi about a woman who gives birth to her dead love, it
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  2. May 21, 2012
    0
    Spare yourself this awful crap. There are millions of ways to spend 111 minutes that would be far more enjoyable. Like colonoscopy, or rootSpare yourself this awful crap. There are millions of ways to spend 111 minutes that would be far more enjoyable. Like colonoscopy, or root canal. If you insist on watching anyway, be sure there are fresh batteries in the remote. Fast forward will be your only savior. Full Review »
  3. SNS
    Nov 14, 2013
    3
    A film which could have been good if not for some strange behavior from characters and some (oddly) bad acting from Matt Smith. I put theA film which could have been good if not for some strange behavior from characters and some (oddly) bad acting from Matt Smith. I put the blame on the Director who obviously gave bad direction in scenes.

    For instance, the scene where he grabs her by the neck and throws her onto the bed is completely out of character for Tommy. Even his recent discovery of the "truth" doesn't justify it and then everything from that point onwards simply makes no sense.
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