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Venus

(2006)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief nudity.

R In Theaters 12/21/2006 , 94min.
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82%
Critic score based on 32 reviews

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August 21, 2011
farazthepersian
Peter O' Toole is an epitome of classic.

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Since the movie is about desire -- not so much for sex as for the vitality and surprise that sex can provide -- it is also about power. Few writers can match Mr. Kureishi's knowing wit on this subject, or his skill at dissecting the shifting dynamics of longing and domination. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Peter O'Toole's tour-de-force performance makes Venus a movie not to be missed. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Director Roger Michell and writer Hanif Kureishi take a deeper, edifying interest in the moral ambiguities that arise between Maurice and Jessie. And thanks to our warm investment in both characters, we're more than willing to sign up for this existential ride. We allow this relationship -- and the movie -- to take us places we'd never usually go. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
This is a brave movie because it addresses a subject Hollywood feels uncomfortable about. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Awash in terrific performances. Full Review

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