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  • 65
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Reportedly, the movie's humor relies heavily on Cantonese slang and profanity, which will be lost on most American viewers. But Quin's rapid-fire bilingualism gives some sense of the movie's verbal dexterity. show more

  • 50
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    The movie Vulgaria is not one for the kiddies. Then again, the description "for mature audiences" doesn't seem right either. The Hong Kong comedy, a broad, cartoonish -- and decidedly filthy -- satire of moviemaking is as sophomoric as they come. It's also pretty funny, in an unapologetically over-the-top way. show more

  • 50
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    Pang Ho-cheung can't help but humanize Vulgaria's characters, which is a kiss of death for what's meant to be a farce of escalating obscenity. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    Even amid the naughty flourishes, with Vulgaria, Pang again shows himself to be a wise, playful chronicler of modern life. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    The broadness of the film's comedy might be largely attributable to the conventions of Hong Kong cinema, but to American audiences, the film has an exaggerated notion of its own raunchiness. show more

  • 50
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    The film's kinky energy eventually wanes, the pileup of profanities losing its initial zing. show more

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