Benedetta

critic Reviews

, 85% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Precariously walking a tightrope of varying genres and tones, Benedetta provokes salient questions about sexual freedom and its relationship to faith.
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    Keith Uhlich(All (Parentheses))
    Shart is sexy.
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    Max MallerChicago Reader
    Charlotte Rampling, acting in French, gives a strong turn as the skeptical Abbess.
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    Stephen GarrettObserver
    [A] gleefully lurid period-piece look at sapphic lust and religious rot.
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    Richard LawsonVanity Fair
    I think the film is at its most salient when it is depicting, with terror and awe, the doomsday scramble: petty humans brandishing their faith and their imagined might as protection against the creeping end of things. They're awfully familiar.
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    Dave CalhounTime Out
    Treat Benedetta as a pile-up of shallow pleasures undercut with a sardonic wink and some fairly obvious comments on power and corruption, and there's fun to be had. Look for any deeper logic and you'll be disappointed.
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    Todd McCarthyDeadline Hollywood Daily
    Verhoeven once again pushes all the buttons that will titillate, provoke, excite, offend and -- a quality he's maintained throughout the decades -- mix impudent and outrageous conceits with serious smarts.
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    Robin CliffordReeling Reviews
    So, if you want your prurient interests aroused at the same time that you feel religious guilt for those interests, then "Benedetta" will take care of both for you.
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    Harvey S. KartenBig Apple Reviews
    Part Showgirls, part Black Book.
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    Víctor López G.Espinof
    Paul Verhoeven reaffirms himself as a master of excess with a delirious profane gem.
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    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    At the age 84, Verhoeven is not only in top form but equal to himself: controversial and gutsy.
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