• Released
  • January 23, 2004
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • Drama
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Anatomy of Hell Synopsis
A woman (Amira Casar) pays a homosexual (Rocco Siffredi) to observe her naked body.
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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...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The award for hardest-to-watch movie of the year.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
A crashing bore.
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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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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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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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Entertainment Weekly

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

Although several of her (Breillat's) previous films were intriguing and provocative, this one seems styled more as raw material for satire...
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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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