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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A savage comedy of sexual extremes; the barbed laughs draw blood. show more

  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Rush is amazing throughout this absorbing, provocative film. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Uniformly robust acting puts still more feathers in the caps of Rush, Winslet and Caine. show more

  • 63
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a work that preaches to the choir, and the song has been more subtly sung in better movies. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The things you can look forward to, however, are the humor, intellectual musing, emotional tumult, superb acting and challenging adult questions. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    A literate, dialogue-driven treat delivered by a cast that truly savors the script's wicked wit. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Kaufman's startling Quills gives us an anatomy of fear, images both silken swift and molten hot, scenes that disrupt and inflame the imagination. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Finds a tone that remains more entertaining than depressing, more absorbing than alarming. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    This playful, immensely entertaining movie knows that art is in the eye of the beholder. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A witty yet fiery and, in the best sense, provocative play of ideas about freedom of expression. show more

  • September 11, 2009 Rosane7
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    just an amazing film. Geoffery Rush! Joachim Phoenix almost to painful to watch(not in Sade's way of course) Not for faint of heart, or rape/abuse survivors, except, we see an artist and a man in Sade. I have never seen a better performance....Geoferry, you should have gotten the acadamy award....Joachim, will they EVER STOP HAVING YOU HOLD SOMEONE WHO HAS JUST DIED< and you are devestated?!?!?!?!?!? Please HOLLYWOOD, don't do that to him anymore, too close. Unless it helps...I cant, NOT, think of that f'n 411 call, and River,............AHHHHHHHHHHH. Otherwise Kate Winslet my dear......immaculate performance. No Really! I hated the Marquis Da Sade b4 this film...its that brilliant. And Im snotty! : )

  • July 01, 2008 CloudyGirl67
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    Joaquin delivers one of the most compelling performances of his career. Sizzling hot, intriguing, this century's muse begins the moment of a career that will be as sterling, provoking, and intellingent as the population will accept what Joaq has to offer. How rare to have the opportunity to witness such integrity from such a magnificent human beging. I only hope this is realized before we lose this privilege to another of his various, passionate and worth-while interests.All the Best Joaq - Love your friend Claudia Weier.

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