• Released
  • May 26, 2000
  • R , 1 hr 31 min
  • Drama
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Scarlet Diva Synopsis
A musician leaves an actress (Asia Argento) lovesick and pregnant.
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L.A. Weekly

By F. X. Feeney
This is such a dazzlingly self-assured directorial debut that it's hard to know what to praise first.
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Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
What a world we'd live in if Argento's Hollywood counterparts -- say, Sarah Michelle Gellar, or even Christina Ricci -- had this much...
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Los Angeles Times

By Manohla Dargis
It's a demented kitsch mess (although the smeary digital video does match the muddled narrative), but it's savvy about celebrity and has...
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New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
This is an egotistical endeavor from the daughter of horror director Dario Argento (a producer here), but her raw performance and utter...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Actress-turned-writer/director Asia Argento's angry, outspoken, semi-autobiographical rant of a film is strident and occasionally juvenile,...
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New Times (L.A.)

By Gregory Weinkauf
Argento knows how to work her stuff, and the result is by turns saucy and grody, a fat lasagna of yesterday's "extreme" behavior dripping...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Has a voyeuristic tug, but all in all it's a lot less sensational than it wants to be.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Certainly it's not for everyone, but fans of Euro-sleaze will groove on Argento's obvious charms and the film's dystopian thrill ride,...
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The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Though Scarlet Diva contains flashes of pungent black humor and self-deprecation, it's hard to know how seriously Argento takes herself, or...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Italian actress, writer and director Asia Argento's performance in the godawful Scarlet Diva is one of those bawl, spit, scream and vomit...
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