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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    An irredeemably dull tale. show more

  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Filth & Wisdom is dead in the water, an excruciating bore even at a compact 84 minutes. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Madonna's directorial debut, Filth and Wisdom, feels more like a collection of scenes than a fully drawn film. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Impossibly arty and, at times, narratively incoherent, Filth and Wisdom still has its goofy charms. show more

  • NA
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    An atrocious mess. show more

  • 20
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Ragged, uneven and potholed with some dire dialogue and performances. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A pointless exercise in "shocking" behavior. show more

  • 38
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    It's rather sweet to think of Filth and Wisdom as Madonna's reconnection to her own boho Manhattan striver self a generation ago, and I did enjoy the last five minutes or so, when the movie essentially stopped and Hutz's band, Gogol Bordello, took over. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Worst of all, the movie's simply not very shocking. Madonna has made a career out of toying with image and ego, but this is a vanity project in the smallest sense possible. show more

  • 25
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Reportedly, the movie began life as a short film, and if it actually ran for 22 minutes with a few commercial breaks, like a good sitcom should, Filth and Wisdom could be bearable. At 84 minutes, the movie feels both overpadded and underdeveloped. show more

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