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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    This nasty, provocative comedy comes from a play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    You can feel the world closing in, which, I would venture, is exactly how Fassbinder wanted you to feel. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Through it all, Ozon supplies a sense of pathos that makes fun of its own soullessness, transforming a self-serious suicide note into an existential love letter. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The best scenes capture the blend of irony, melodrama, and real emotion that distinguishes Fassbinder's most memorable pictures. show more

  • 75
    Curtis Morgan Miami Herald

    Very French and at times threatens to dissolve into a steamy sex farce. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    The film does not offer an optimistic view of relationships. show more

  • 63
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    As much a curiosity piece as anything else. show more

  • 50
    Hannah Brown New York Post

    The static, claustrophobic movie is very much a filmed play. show more

  • 60
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    Mild as satire and completely unconvincing as tragicomedy. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The whole thing has the air of a parlor trick, but it's a good trick, beautifully acted. show more

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