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The Headless Woman Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

No actual female heads harmed. Read full review

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

  • 5.0
    81

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Brilliant, maddeningly enigmatic puzzle of a movie.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety

    A simpler and more taut, if slightly less interesting version of the oblique but mesmerizing studies of family life in fetid, hothouse atmospheres the Argentine helmer offered up in "La cienaga" and "The Holy Girl."

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Not the supernatural horror picture its title suggests, but this subtle, elliptical film evokes its own kind of nightmarish situation.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    As dense and fluid as Martel's movie is, the viewer--like the protagonist--is compelled to live in the moment. And a rich moment it is.

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