63

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A brutal shocker that is difficult to watch.
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60

The New York Times

In Sexual Dependency, the filmmaker Rodrigo Bellott flirts with the allowable limit of themes in one movie. His frenzied but clever first film juggles race, class, jingoism, homophobia, sexual attraction and rape.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Its power lies in the intense, subtle performances of the ensemble cast and Bellott's ability to keep the tangled narrative threads from becoming a knotted mess.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The pace of this Bolivia/US coproduction is slower than that of a snail, but it gathers some interest as the themes of the vignettes dovetail near the end.
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50

Variety

Has more flash than finesse.
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50

Chicago Reader

Few movies on the subject of peer pressure offer so wide a cultural critique, even pointing a finger at underwear billboards, and Bellott's roving eye makes him a filmmaker to watch.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The director's split-screen effects and hand-held digital camerawork go from being innovative to repetitive to irritating in a Santa Cruz minute.
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10

Village Voice

By Edward Crouse
As theory, Sexual Dependency is no worse than a tinny artist's statement, but as moviemaking, it's brutally embarrassing, inexcusable.
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44 out of 100
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