100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Mischievous, singular and profound.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Von Trier sets the action on a theatrical stage, spotlighting the existential isolation that weighs on people who don't seek larger visions of life, individuality, and community. Challenging, dramatic, provocative.
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100

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Intentionally designed to rile as much as entertain.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This galvanizing cinematic work is also gorgeous, experimental, alive with a Scandinavian strain of chutzpah, and artistically elegant.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Kidman gives the most emotionally bruising performance of her career in Dogville, a movie that never met a cliche it didn't stomp on.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Despite its ultimate nuttiness, has a quiet, consuming power that sneaks up on you and doesn't go away. This is something new and ambitious for Von Trier: a work of compassion.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Surprises, repulses and provokes. It's also brilliant and infuriating, wise and naïve, outrageous yet unforgettable.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Not for everyone. It is darkly funny, intellectually challenging and obliquely didactic. It also grows bleaker over the course of its nearly three-hour running time.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Either an airless allegory about opportunistic Americans or another one of the director's parables of female persecution. OK, maybe it's both. But life is too short for three hours of misanthropy and misogyny.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A symphony for tin ears, a sniggering assessment of human nature delivered with the faux-lofty tone of a Lexus commercial.
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59 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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