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Based on 41 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    I refuse to render a final verdict on the latest cinematic outrage from Danish provocateur Lars Von Trier until Volume Two drops its undies on April 18th. But I will say this for Volume One: It's a mesmerizing mind game. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Consists of long stretches of boredom, banal dialogue and contorted metaphors, interrupted by flashes of ugliness. See it if you want to be put off of sex for a month - longer if you're older, and perhaps for years if you're very young. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    For those who don't equate sexual appetite with the intricacies of fly fishing, Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 is more tiresome than titillating. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The movie commits the sin of boredom, partly because Ms. Martin is exceedingly inexpressive. show more

  • NA
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Danish director Lars von Trier makes this tale of one woman’s banal sexual adventures into inadvertent comedy. The film makes an analogy between sex and fly-fishing — and fly-fishing comes off as more intriguing. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    It is never boring and does provoke and stimulate, although not as a turn-on, not remotely. show more

  • 30
    Jordan Hoffman

    Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 is the worst thing Lars Von Trier has ever associated himself with. show more

  • 75
    Bob Mondello NPR

    Oddly though, the most shocking thing about the film is that it often prompts laughs. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Seems calculated to shock, but what’s most disquieting about Nymph()maniac is how funny, tender, thoughtful, and truthful it is, even as it pushes into genuinely seamy aspects of onscreen sexuality. Obnoxious he may be, but von Trier knows how to burrow into our ids. show more

  • 88
    Sheila O'Malley

    The best part of Lars von Trier's fascinating, engaging and often didactic Nymphomaniac is that, despite the sometimes-grim tone and bleak color palate, it's an extremely funny film, playful, even. show more

  • April 28, 2014 reppn818
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    My friend and I were the only females in the theater. We enjoyed it and are looking forward to part 2.

  • February 13, 2014 moviefanmark
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    Nymphomaniac Volume I Is A Rubbish Pornographic X-Rated Documentary That Aimed To Fool and allure the audience to see it due to excessive Pornography with very little drama. The Movie talks about a horny female ***** called Joe Who is an insatiable sex slave and who seeks constant sexual pleasure

  • December 04, 2013 Susan
    Report This User

    Even tho it\'s not been released yet, I see some stove-up excuse for a human came here to give it one star. Since I\'m not \'stove up\', I felt it was worth coming here to even the score.

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