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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
It may be time to stop calling Nicolas Roeg's sexed-up sci-fi film that vaguely demeaning term - a cult classic - and start addressing it as what it is: the most intellectually provocative genre film of the 1970s.
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Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
There's an inherent contradiction at the film's core: this sexually explicit motion picture, seemingly made by and for altered consciousnesses, is all about how an innocent newcomer falls prey to gin, sex, and television.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's not just the grainy stock and bad sound - technically, we've come a long way. It's the cheesy sex, the awkward edits, the hammy symbolism, the mix of art-house aesthetics and exploitation cliché. Strange creature, this is.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Bowie, slender, elegant, remote, evokes this alien so successfully that one could say, without irony, this was a role he was born to play.
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Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
Undeniably long, Panavision-wide, but of questionable depth.
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74 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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