Georges Bataille's Story of the Eye
Georges Bataille's Story of the Eye (2004)

Writer/director Andrew Repasky McElhinney's follow-up to the critically successful A Chronicle of Corpses is entitled Georges Bataille's Story of the Eye, but it is not based on Bataille's historically scandalous novella.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 22, 2004
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
New York Times

It is a strange, beautiful, disturbing and at times literally painful work.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Less an adaptation of Bataille's first novel, The Story of the Eye, than an exploration of its thematic underpinnings, the intersection of eroticism, power and baroque perversity.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Simply stunning. A new landmark in underground cinema.

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Ed Halter
Village Voice

Relentless, pretentious tedium.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Bataille was a serious philosopher as well as a sensation-seeking writer, but you'd never guess his provocative ideas from this updated version.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

Scabrous video art teetering between falutin' gallery and lowdown carnal imagery.

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Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

Apocalyptic porn.

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