Exotica
Exotica (1994)

The action in Canadian provocateur Atom Egoyan's cryptic Exotica revolves largely around the strip club, which lends the film its name, a faux-tropical hothouse where young female dancers cater to their customers' sexual and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 16, 1999
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97%
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84%


Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bryant Frazer
Film Freak Central

One of the most despairing movies, and yet there is in the precision of its craft and the depth of its empathy something fundamentally uplifting.

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Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com

Egoyan's masterpiece -- a twisting tale of erotic obsession and hypnotic storytelling.

Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

It might be set in a strip club, but Atom Egoyan's tale of loneliness, lust and jealously simmers with sensual heat.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Egoyan's first Cannes Film Fest entry is an engaging tale of sexual desire and alienation.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Egoyan's intent is not ultimately to disturb us, but to look closely at people at their wits' end, desperate, and sad, in hopes of finding absolution for them.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Don't be fooled by the soft-core poster; this haunting tale of pain and memory is as good as they come.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Uses its eroticism as a head trip into loneliness, alienation and desperation.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

A mosaic-style thriller whose artful recipe is deepened in The Sweet Hereafter.

Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Apparent from its ominous, opening pan is Exotica's craft - the film is deliberate and attentive, and displays action that is not apparently related or significant - at first. Ultimately, the exposition purposefully lacks a cohesiveness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
A hypnotizing film. Bruce Greenwood is a re-occurring patron at a strip club, and becomes fixated on a particular girl. His motives are revealed throughout.… More
Audrey Lush
Atom Egoyan's brilliant and disturbing masterpiece on the power of human connection and the elusiveness of same. Egoyan was once applauded by Roger Ebert… More
Joey Nevarez
Strong, original, tightly wound.
Anthony Valletta
Either you get the ending or you don't.
Brian R
One of Atom Egoyan's best and one of the best interconnected stories I have seen. The very last scene sums up my feelings for this picture. A true… More