Suburban Roulette
Suburban Roulette (1977)

This independent film concerns three married couples who engage in wife-swapping in suburbia. The only complimentary thing about the film is the description of being a low-budget sexploitation feature in which the characters are amateurs… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 10, 2003
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

Taking one step at a time, Mr. Fassbinder is exploring new methods of cinema narrative that are more original and daring than anything I've yet to see by film makers who call themselves avant-garde.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Excellent Fassbinder film from the director's Douglas Sirk-influenced period.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Chinese Roulette is one of those films where you hate every single one of the characters yet can?t tear yourself away from them until you find out how they end up.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The camera seems much more interested in exploring the glass and chrome furnishings than in examining the characters, and by the time the film is finished, so is the audience.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A very gloomy melodrama.

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Christopher Null

just doesn't work

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Fernando F. Croce

Fassbinder's grinning, glittering comedy

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

A rigorous extrapolation of deception as a survival tactic, and a vicious indictment of victimhood, martyrdom and the games people will play in order to destroy one other.

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Carlos Magalhães
A revealing drama that deserves praise for its exceptional direction, as Fassbinder creates an unsettling atmosphere mostly through an evoking soundtrack and a… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Chinese Roulette" starts out with Gerhard Christ(Alexander Allerson) telling his wife, Ariane(Margit Carstensen), that he is… More