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  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Bowie, slender, elegant, remote, evokes this alien so successfully that one could say, without irony, this was a role he was born to play. show more

  • 100
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    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. show more

  • 75
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    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. show more

  • 50
    Nick Pinkerton Village Voice

    Undeniably long, Panavision-wide, but of questionable depth. show more

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