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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Whores' Glory, is as sad a film as you can possibly see. To experience it is to be haunted by the bleakness and ugliness of prostitution, the hopeless trap of it, and the defeat of love that it represents. show more

  • 50
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Austrian documentarian Michael Glawogger's Whore's Glory is no "Pretty Woman." But neither does it qualify as an expose. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Glawogger doesn't make any moral judgments, but you can't help but feel sorry for the "girls'' and their johns. show more

  • 75
    Jesse Cataldo Slant Magazine

    While Michael Glawogger does make overtures in the wrong directions, he usually seems to know where to steer his material. show more

  • 63
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    Glawogger has the good sense mostly to stay out of the way and let the material speak for itself. show more

  • 80
    David Fear Time Out New York

    There are no lava-spewing natural phenomena or gut-wrenching slaughterhouse sequences in this unofficial companion piece, but you do witness sex tourists in Bangkok choosing numbered "girlfriends" as if they were picking out lobsters in a tank. show more

  • 90
    Andrew O'Hehir

    Both a wrenching journalistic exploration of real life and something close to great cinema. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Michael Glawogger's fearless Whores' Glory demystifies trick turning with a bluntness and sneaky artistry that's sure to make even the most jaded of us choke on our next sitcom-hooker-joke chuckle. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Quietly powerful but dispiriting documentary, which compares the world's oldest profession as practiced from place to place. show more

  • 83
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    Glawogger studiously avoids explicitness until he gets to Mexico, where he finally goes past the bartering stage and behind closed doors as business is conducted. Pleasure isn't part of the transaction. show more

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