Enter the Void (Soudain le vide)
Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010)

ENTER THE VOID, the psychedelic thriller by visionary French maverick Gaspar Noé (IRREVERSIBLE, I STAND ALONE), is a cinematic thrill ride that's riveted audiences at the Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and SXSW film festivals. Nathaniel… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 25, 2011
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

In visual terms, it's a whiz-bang marvel of swooping and soaring camera work and psychedelic imagery, lit by the gaudy fluorescence of Tokyo's seamier nightclubs.

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Jen Chaney
Washington Post

[It's] certainly an immersive experience that's decidedly difficult to shake. The problem is that it's also the most excruciating sit in recent cinematic memory.

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

Enter The Void is authentically meditative and beautifully shot, making it an unforgettable film.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

If you yourself are stoked for a lurid, oversexed, stupid-with-Freud Midnight Movie extravaganza -- a trip to El Topo via Mulholland Drive -- there are worse ways to spend 2 1/2 hours.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

As chowderheaded as some of its underlying pretensions are, the movie's still an astonishing work of cinema, alternately brilliant and disgusting, naïve and inspired, tedious and sublime.

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Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Enter the Void may be a monolith of sorts, but it's one erected solely as a testament to itself.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

"I hated that" will be a common refrain among people leaving showings of Enter the Void. Don't be surprised, though, if you find yourself still thinking about the movie the next day.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Hallucinogenic, dazzling, depressing, daring and not entirely successful, "Enter the Void" is obviously out to blow some minds.

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Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

Broken down to its base elements, it's a detective-ghost story, not unlike M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense (1999), albeit one driven by some dazzling filmmaking bravado.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Kristijonas Fussman
Quite possibly the most trippy and vividly realized films I've ever seen - Gaspar Noe's cinematographic flair is seizure-inducing yet absolutely… More
Anthony Lawrie
Wow. So that was what all the fuss was about! I have to confess, I watched it late on Saturday night after drinking a little too much wine. I made notes though,… More
paul oh
Yes, we know that its 1h30min worth of repetitive scenes but thats also the beauty of it. Its art-house and not intended to a fast paced action film. In the… More
Carlos Magalhães
Gaspar Noé proves again he is such an imaginative director, taking us with a subjective camera in a depressing psychedelic trip presented entirely from the… More
Dean McKenna
Technically stunning like Gaspar Noe's <i>Irreversible,</i> this is a kaleidoscopic head-fuck of extreme cinema, pulling in everything from POV… More
Robert C
There is something about this film that (to spite about 30 minutes worth of excess selfindulgent camera pans back and forth across the city) really got under my… More

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