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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rather than deepening the mystery and sense of intoxication, the picture soon becomes one prolonged and very bad hangover."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"A silly, oddly disagreeable movie."
‑ , Time Out
"At once illness and antidote, wound and knife, chilling and fascinating-in short, demonic and loving-demonlover is a beautiful and disturbing contemporary filmic object, concentrating within itself most of Assayas's obsessions"
‑ Serge Kaganski, Film Comment Magazine
"Flatulent, conceited and very, very confusing."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Our wait for a decent corporate espionage / interactive virtual porn film continues."
‑ Alan Morrison, Empire Magazine
"It's gripping and provocative, making effective use of actor Charles Berling and the music of Sonic Youth."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A stark, unsettling movie, one that grows darker and stranger with every little twist in the plot."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"A stupendously intelligent assault on globalism, e-commerce, the media, [and] corporate culture."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It's fun for a while, but gets steadily more opaque, elliptical and annoying."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Yes, the subject is entertainment in the 21st century. A shame that it's not more entertaining."
‑ Bob Westal, Film Threat
"A potent film."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Demonlover is so incomprehensible that you can't readily accuse it of being anything but almost unwatchable."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"Delving into confusion and messing with genre expectations, as well as making some serious points about contemporary morality, this is thought-provoking film. Though not exactly an entirely successful one."
‑ Daniel Etherington, Film4
"Over and over, people hold solemn, antagonistic meetings over who'll get the rights to make computer-generated sleaze."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"There are those who see something brilliant and profound here. All I can see, however, is the confused work of a director who for some reason completely abandoned style and substance."
‑ Ethan Alter, NYC Film Critic
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