• Released
  • June 8, 2006
  • R
  • Drama
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
An independent American art film that seems to be masquerading as Victorian-era pornography--and it's not quite as interesting or provocative as that description might make it sound.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A window into bygone morals and mores.
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58

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
The curiously stylized piece, shot in a muted palette with performances to match (the cast is perhaps too restrained given the theatrical framework), is dramatically colorless, but the moods and moments are crafted with kinky grace.
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50

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
It's a mildly enjoyable romp.
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50

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
The director's familiarity with silent cinema enhances the prudish pornographic footage, but when he starts cutting between separate perversions, I began to wonder if he was getting as bored with the material as I was.
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50

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Psychopathia Sexualis exists in the gray area between ponderous stylization and campy affectation.
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42

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
The result is a sepia-toned muddle.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Sex can be fun and exciting and wonderful. It also can be deadly boring, as in Psychopathia Sexu alis.
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20

Village Voice

By Benjamin Strong
Drearily pretentious, Sexualis has even less softcore appeal than an American Apparel ad.
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20

The New York Times

Whether in the whorehouse or the sanitarium, Psychopathia Sexualis is an exercise in unrelenting dullness.
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40 out of 100
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