• Released
  • January 23, 2004
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • Drama
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
If you're feeling open-minded and a little adventurous, this chilling exploration of the gender gap from Gallic bad-girl Catherine Breillat is worth a look.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The award for hardest-to-watch movie of the year.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
A crashing bore.
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Breillat is a smart, serious observer of sexuality's often disruptive role in human life, but this existential drama is sadly pretentious.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Ranks high on the squirm meter. But, unlike in most of her earlier work, there's no emotional payoff.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Despite all that onscreen turgidness, Anatomy of Hell is itself so much a matter of the mind that it never rises above theory.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Homophobic, sex-phobic, maybe even human-phobic.
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There are scenes here where Breillat deliberately disgusts us, not because we are disgusted by the natural life functions of women, as she implies, but simply because The Woman does things that would make any reasonable Man, or Woman, for that matter, throw up.
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25

Chicago Tribune

Although several of her (Breillat's) previous films were intriguing and provocative, this one seems styled more as raw material for satire on "Mad TV" or "Saturday Night Live."
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Despite its copious nudity, it is less likely to incite lust among its viewers than a strong desire for a long hot shower.
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29 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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