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The Pillow Book

NC-17 In Theaters 06/6/1997 , 123min.
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Washington Post
The story, which includes a prolonged display of McGregor's no-longer private parts, is simplistic and banal rather than exacting and mannered. Full Review
David Stratton
Variety
It is at first daunting but ultimately awesomely impressive and beautiful. Full Review
Desson Howe
Washington Post
The story, which includes a prolonged display of McGregor’s no-longer private parts, is simplistic and banal rather than exacting and mannered. Full Review
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
The Pillow Book's pretentions are boundless, for all its desperate fashion and layered imagery, it's a staggering bore-as vacantly petulant as Kate Moss's stare. [10 Jun 1997] Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
The great irony of this film, which is (at least on one level) about the power of writing, is that the words are of secondary importance to the overwhelming visual presentation. Full Review

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