Reviews for this film from our members:
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Excerpt: fleet, funny and ferocious
Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
Excerpt: Tiene un grave problema de interés en su parte central.
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
Excerpt: The shifting power dynamics—between the characters and the roles they are playing—are enthralling.
Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
Excerpt: Brisk, deft, taunting, and sinuous, Venus in Fur is satisfying on some wicked level.
Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
Excerpt: With so many films accused of being misogynistic, “Venus in Fur” is intentionally misandristic and does it with perverse pleasure.
Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]
Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
Excerpt: S&M dance or feminist tract? Late career breather or Polanski answering his harshest critics? A cagey two-hander with tour-de-force turn by sexy Seigner.
Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
Excerpt: It’s an erotic firecracker of a movie; at once coy and vivacious, fascinating and mysterious.
Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
Excerpt: A few years ago, Roman Polanski took a French play, Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage (originally Le Dieu du Carnage) and made a disappointing hash of it as an English language film. Now he’s taken an American play, David Ives’s Venus in Fur, translated it into French, and made some movie magic.
Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
Excerpt: Polanski skillfully and successfully captures the essence of the source material. Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: A playful-yet-serious rumination on sexual gamesmanship presented through a form of theatrical artifice that Polanski embraces while giving it cinematic polish.
Sarah Ward @ FilmInk
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