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""Volume II" is no more fulfilling than "Volume I.""
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"The Lars von Trier you know and love (or love to hate) is back: cynical, misanthropic, punishing."
‑ Christy Lemire, ChristyLemire.com
"It's either one of the worst pornos ever made or one of Von Trier's best films."
‑ Rob Thomas, Madison Movie
"'Fill all my holes, please,' Joe pleads, but her request is futile: She's too hollow ever to be filled."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"It ultimately offers as much insight into the female psyche as one of those tampon commercials that shows a woman cheerfully riding a horse down a sun-dappled beach."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"It's very weird, given, but it's also effective."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The movie, a descendant of such eighteenth-century libertine texts as "Thérèse Philosophe," is less a slice of life than something told and chewed over."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
""How awful that everything has to be so trivial," Joe says. Maybe life has to be trivial, but movies don't, unless you're a certain Danish director who wants to force his psychosis on the viewing public."
‑ Cameron Meier, Orlando Weekly
"Nymphomaniac Vol. II illustrates the misshapen side of sex and throws one insatiable woman into the spotlight as the poster child for freakish, shameless, ravenous, raw, and animalistic coitus."
‑ Chris Sawin, Examiner.com
"Von Trier continues the torment"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"For better or worse, the whole exercise in lurid leg-pulling goes out with a bang."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A notch more watchable than Volume I."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Von Trier creates an effective tone that suggests a powerful force is yanking its characters through an emotional kaleidoscope with unforgiving conviction."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"Somehow, despite all the meta digressions, unlikely coincidences, and nihilistic tendencies of von Trier's storytelling (the ending certainly subscribes to this leaning), a convincing sense of sadness and loss comes through."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"As the full breadth of von Trier's film comes into focus, so do the successes and failures. As exhausting as this might be, I think I'd like to see the full film in one piece."
‑ Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
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