"Venus in Fur" finds Roman Polanski transferring a New York stage hit to the screen with maximum fidelity and facility, and a minimum of fuss.
, Hollywood Reporter
Roman Polanski is in playfully perverse form with this nimble pas de deux adapted from David Ives' stage hit.
A tasty light hors d'oeuvre rather than a full meal.
, Time Out New York
As always with Polanski, the narrative's eccentricities are cloaked in an expert veneer of classicism.
Polanski knows the jig is up: this is a beautifully framed mounting of a play, filmed elegantly with simply composed shots.
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