Nymphomaniac: Volume I
Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME I is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 21, 2014
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Darkly funny, fearlessly bold, and thoroughly indulgent, Nymphomaniac finds Lars von Trier provoking viewers with customary abandon.

Wesley Morris

Nymphomaniac is convincing as a work of philosophical seriousness.

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Christy Lemire

Lars von Trier is funny. Who knew? That's certainly the most startling revelation to come from Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 .

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S. James Wegg

It is difficult to find adequate words to describe Charlotte Gainsbourg's unabashed, gritty and magnificently 'cold' performance as Joe

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Nymphomaniac: Vol I" is crazy. It's funny, it's lewd, it's disturbing, it's odd, it's extremely graphic, it's brutal. And if you can handle all that, it's pretty good.

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David Denby
New Yorker

A pornographic work of art-obsessive, repetitive, at times remarkably eccentric, but never simple-minded or dull.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Overall, the sexually graphic pic is more boring than not.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Without an explanation for the protagonist's physical and emotional injuries, it's a head-scratcher. As with Joe's sexual compulsion, scratching can't cure the itch.

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Bob Mondello

The most shocking thing about the film is that it often prompts laughs.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This review is of both volumes, 1 and 2. As an art film, I don't buy it, but viewed as a trashy, soap opera and absurdest black comedy with pornographic overtones, it is entertaining in its own way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
"Nymphomaniac: Volume 1" is not for everyone, in fact, I am shocked some of the material explored throughout this film even passed the MPAA during… More
Lucas Martins
Probably the best film of decade until now. Lars Von Trier's bold great film with dark humour, fantastic direction, screenplay, editon, soundtrack and… More
Spencer S.
If you can only see one half of the Lars von Trier two part film "Nymphomaniac" than please let it be this one. The film is narrated by Charlotte… More
William Dunmyer
A dreadful bore.
Samuel Riley
Von Trier returns with his latest feature with provoking intentions. This time we are presented with a blue movie which doesn't follow the same rules. Even… More
Mark Walker
When provocateur Lars von Trier released the magnificent "Dogville" in 2003 and followed it up with "Manderlay" in 2005, I was very eager to… More