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6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13

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  1. 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 root canal. If you insist on watching anyway, be sure there are fresh batteries in the remote. Fast forward will be your only savior.
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    3
    The sci-fi undertones of the film is its best feature. Trouble is, they are very seldom seen and the movie seems more interested in scenery than plot or character and the pacing seems to move at the speed of a bowel movement made by my 72-year-old grandfather. Eva Green doesn't necessarily deliver a bad performance. It more so feels like she doesn't give one at all, as there is no scriptThe sci-fi undertones of the film is its best feature. Trouble is, they are very seldom seen and the movie seems more interested in scenery than plot or character and the pacing seems to move at the speed of a bowel movement made by my 72-year-old grandfather. Eva Green doesn't necessarily deliver a bad performance. It more so feels like she doesn't give one at all, as there is no script for her to develop from. However, the performance given by the actor who played Greens love interest, who is killed and then cloned and re-birthed by Green, isn't good at all. The movie is so slow and quiet, and his performance so odd, that at one point randomly in the film he bangs on the table angrily for a good minute or so and then just leaves the room - which I found hilarious. In the end, you'll feel like you just spent the last two-so-hours enjoying foggy images of the English coast than actually watching a movie, which throws out an interesting and potentially thought provoking premise and says absolutely nothing on the subject within its long durations of silence. Expand
  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 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
    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 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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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: 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.
  3. 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.