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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Barney's cinematic art inspires both awe and revulsion, often simultaneously. show more

  • 75
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    A tour de force that is weird, wacky and wonderful. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Few of its loosely linked vignettes have enough visual or emotional power to be very memorable. show more

  • 80
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Barney has been criticized as willfully esoteric, but if traditional meaning is once again elusive in this film, it remains an enthralling aesthetic experience, one that's steeped in mystery and a ravishing, baroque beauty. show more

  • 90
    Scott Foundas Variety

    Matthew Barney delivers his masterpiece in Cremaster 3, unquestionably the 35-year-old sculptor-performance artist-filmmaker's most linear, most narratively inclined work to date. show more

  • 80
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    If Cremaster 3 is an innovative artwork that has been credited with breaking down the distance between sculpture and film, is it also a great movie? Probably yes. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    Offers little beyond the momentary joys of pretty and weightless intellectual entertainment. show more

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