• Released
  • October 17, 2008
  • NR , 1 hr 24 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Music/Performing Arts
63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Impossibly arty and, at times, narratively incoherent, Filth and Wisdom still has its goofy charms.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Madonna's directorial debut, Filth and Wisdom, feels more like a collection of scenes than a fully drawn film.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A pointless exercise in "shocking" behavior.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is short on wisdom, but it might have gotten by if it had had better filth.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's rather sweet to think of Filth and Wisdom as Madonna's reconnection to her own boho Manhattan striver self a generation ago, and I did enjoy the last five minutes or so, when the movie essentially stopped and Hutz's band, Gogol Bordello, took over.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Worst of all, the movie's simply not very shocking. Madonna has made a career out of toying with image and ego, but this is a vanity project in the smallest sense possible.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Filth & Wisdom is dead in the water, an excruciating bore even at a compact 84 minutes.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
An irredeemably dull tale.
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Ragged, uneven and potholed with some dire dialogue and performances.
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0

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
An atrocious mess.
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26 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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