• Released
  • May 15, 2002
  • 2 hr 58 min
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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By Scott Foundas
Matthew Barney delivers his masterpiece in Cremaster 3, unquestionably the 35-year-old sculptor-performance artist-filmmaker's most linear, most narratively inclined work to date.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Barney has been criticized as willfully esoteric, but if traditional meaning is once again elusive in this film, it remains an enthralling aesthetic experience, one that's steeped in mystery and a ravishing, baroque beauty.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
If Cremaster 3 is an innovative artwork that has been credited with breaking down the distance between sculpture and film, is it also a great movie? Probably yes.
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New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
A tour de force that is weird, wacky and wonderful.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Barney's cinematic art inspires both awe and revulsion, often simultaneously.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Few of its loosely linked vignettes have enough visual or emotional power to be very memorable.
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Village Voice

Offers little beyond the momentary joys of pretty and weightless intellectual entertainment.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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