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Based on 13 Reviews
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  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The real reason to see this slight but interesting documentary is to watch and listen to the radiant Aury. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It is a mash note from first-time filmmaker Pola Rapaport to Aury, but its attempts to dramatize passages of the book are at odds with Aury's advice that "Story of O" was a piece of writing "not meant to be spoken." show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A dry compendium of talking-head interviews. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Touching and sentimental. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    This gulf between a woman's public and private faces is an intensely rich subject that Rapaport glosses over. show more

  • 50
    New York Post

    Even smut can be dull. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    No voice is more vivid than that of the writer of O, who died in 2002. show more

  • 75
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The movie is a fascinating, if often confusing, mix of dramatized scenes from the novel, re-created and actual interviews with Desclos. show more

  • 60
    Andrew O'Hehir

    An elegant but muddled affair, worth seeing despite (and maybe because of) its own split personality. show more

  • 50
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    More speculative than deeply felt. show more

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