Nymphomaniac: Volume I Synopsis
A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.
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By Sheila O'Malley
The best part of Lars von Trier's fascinating, engaging and often didactic Nymphomaniac is that, despite the sometimes-grim tone and bleak...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Seems calculated to shock, but what’s most disquieting about Nymph()maniac is how funny, tender, thoughtful, and truthful it is, even as it...
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By Eric Kohn
Nymphomaniac is indeed a major work that tries and, to a large extent, succeeds to organically synthesize the world, ideas and filmmaking...
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Nymphomaniac is indeed a major work that tries and, to a large extent, succeeds to organically synthesize the world, ideas and filmmaking...
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The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
Nymphomaniac, which mainly plays out in the banal home-and-office settings you might expect from a 1970s porn shoot, is less drop-dead...
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Total Film

With explicit sex and penetrating philosophy, this erotic odyssey requires close attention and an open mind.
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By Kim Newman
A provocative, engrossing, often hilarious, frequently tough picture. Not for all sensibilities but it’s among von Trier’s more playful,...
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By Peter Debruge
Racy subject aside, the film provides a good-humored yet serious-minded look at sexual self-liberation, thick with references to art,...
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By James Berardinelli
For a movie that features so much naked flesh, it’s surprising how thoroughly un-erotic Nymphomaniac is. If intent is a defining...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
For those who don't equate sexual appetite with the intricacies of fly fishing, Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 is more tiresome than titillating.
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By sterlingwoods32
This is one wild piece of filmmaking. Half art, Half Porn, Half arthouse crap. Chances are if you're reading this you already know what you're in for. This isn't for you if you're just looking for a...

By info672
Beautiful cinematic journey...


By ScorpiosVengence
Even with all the sex, the movie is so intriguing. Her story is heartbreaking, yet sensual. I cannot wait until Part 2 comes out....

Loved it

By jnicjones
Loved it!!! Really captured the definition of a Nymphomaniac, in my opinion...

By mainsrgregory
Brilliant! A master work...

Shia lebeouf naked! ;)

By johnrmonk
I didn't actually see this in a theatre, bc my nearest theatre was all the way in ft. Lauderdale! Cray cray! So, I heard that this was going to be available on demand during a preview for vol. II....

Oh, Dear (and not in a good way)

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By nyccowgirl
I had such high hopes for this and it was horrible. It's is like watching a car accident. Can't keep your eyes off but not in a good way. Kept thinking it was going to redeem itself but never...

Great movie

By Jorgeposadarn
Very interesting. If you are not use to watch nudidity is not for you. The movie keep you wondering what is going to happen to her. It is funny and she enjoy her life. I will not tell you more. I...