Nymphomaniac: Volume I
Tom Long(Detroit News): "Nymphomaniac: Vol I" is crazy. It's farcical, it's lewd, it's disturbing, it's extraordinary, it's extremely graphic, it's brutish. And if you can handle entirely that, it's pretty expert.
Joe Williams(St. Louis Post-Dispatch): Without an explanation for the protagonist's pertaining to physics and emotional injuries, it's a seat of the brain-scratcher. As with Joe's sexual compulsion, scratching can't cure the itch.
Christy Lemire(ChristyLemire.com): Lars von Trier is humorous. Who knew? That's certainly the ~ly startling revelation to come from Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 .
David Denby(New Yorker): A pornographic be in action of art-obsessive, repetitive, at ages remarkably eccentric, but never simple-minded or obtuse.
Bob Mondello(NPR): The most repulsive thing about the film is that it repeatedly prompts laughs.
Rene Rodriguez(Miami Herald): Think of Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 in the same proportion that the first half of a longer information which, if von Trier has tense us anything, will grow infinitely darker and in greater numbers harrowing.
Cameron Meier(Orlando Weekly): "How portentous that everything has to be in such a manner trivial," Joe says. Maybe life has to have existence trivial, but movies don't, if not you're a certain Danish adviser who wants to force his psychosis attached the viewing public.
Beth Hanna(Thompson up~ the body Hollywood): The penultimate chapter with Slater is whither the film shifts from comedy to dramatic poem, and von Trier somewhat salvages our emotional part in Joe, though it does be conscious of being like too little too late.
Chris Tilly(IGN Movies): Nymphomaniac is stout-hearted, thought-provoking filmmaking from a true auteur.
Chris Sawin(Examiner.com): Nymphomaniac Vol. I strips sex of its novel and its intimacy and overloads the act through nothing but pure lust.
Brad Keefe(Columbus Alive): Joe uses her sexuality to repress men. The question is whether her sexuality controls her.
Matt Brunson(Creative Loafing): I used to subsist able to count on Lars von Trier to make over my necessary doses of nihilism, still no more.
Wesley Morris(Grantland): Nymphomaniac is convincing of the same kind with a work of philosophical seriousness.
Jeff Meyers(Metro Times (Detroit, MI)): As conceited and provocative as he is personally invested, von Trier refuse an attention-seeking eccentric who might be seeking a kind of agonized attempt at atonement. Or maybe he's once again laughing derisively at his assemblage and critics.
Stuart Klawans(The Nation): I freely admit to having been ravished by Volume I.
Rachel Bowles(The Skinny): Nymphomaniac's clunkiness and rage to shock could be forgiven grant that it wasn't so uniformly make blunt. With a talent such as Lars, it in reality is unforgivable.
Ron Wilkinson(It’s Just Movies): Aside from the atrocious format, this film offers several nervous performances and sheds light on a subject that necessarily it.
Jim Schembri(3AW): Blistering, honest, provoked and full of confronting ideas this poem sexual odyssey…from Lars von Trier once more proves that he is a a great quantity more intelligent, thoughtful and genuinely polemical filmmaker than his roguish public image would otherwise suggest.
John Beifuss(Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)): If 'provocauteur' isn't a expression., it ought to be, at smallest in reference to von Trier…
Duane Dudek(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel): Dedicated cinephiles who have the consciousness of being an obligation to see what von Trier has done are unlikely to reach consensus put ~ whether he is an exploitative provocateur or crusading pamphleteer.
Rick Kisonak(Film Threat): Perhaps the ~ numerous surprising thing about Lars von Trier is that he inert can surprise us.
Ray Pride(Newcity): Martin and Gainsbourg are both gentle yet unyielding presences, and Skarsg offers wearied tenderness and many dashes of battiness. It's ~y essay film, really, with very laughable moments.
Stephen Silver(EntertainmentTell): The closest some real movie has ever gotten to Seinfeld's "Rochelle, Rochelle"
Mike Scott(Times-Picayune): Beneath the shine of sweat on his actors and between the frequent scenes of frantic and entangled limbs, there's substance to Von Trier's oral relation.