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The Pillow Book Review

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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.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    I can't say that I've ever entertained fantasies of writing on someone's body. But Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book (Cinepix) does, at least, succeed in making it look like an erotic activity.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The great irony of this film, which is (at least on one level) about the power of writing, is that the words are of secondary importance to the overwhelming visual presentation.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The Pillow Book, starring Vivian Wu, is a seductive and elegant story.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    Greenaway is a unique filmmaker in that he layers images upon one another in a single frame and doesn't require dialogue to make his films arresting. [18 Jul 1997]

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