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Nymphomaniac: Volume I Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    64

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The movie commits the sin of boredom, partly because Ms. Martin is exceedingly inexpressive.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    For those who don't equate sexual appetite with the intricacies of fly fishing, Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 is more tiresome than titillating.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    For a movie that features so much naked flesh, it’s surprising how thoroughly un-erotic Nymphomaniac is. If intent is a defining characteristic of pornography, then this could be described as “anti-porn.”

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    A weirdly old-fashioned affair. If it weren't for the explicit sexual encounters, this could be an Ibsen or a Strindberg play, unclothed and unmoored from the late 19th or early 20th century.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Peter Debruge

    Racy subject aside, the film provides a good-humored yet serious-minded look at sexual self-liberation, thick with references to art, music, religion and literature, even as it pushes the envelope with footage of acts previously relegated to the sphere of pornography.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    It is never boring and does provoke and stimulate, although not as a turn-on, not remotely.

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