The Belly of an Architect
The Belly of an Architect (1987)

Brian Dennehy is Stourley Kracklite, an architect from Chicago who has come to Rome to supervise a tribute to his hero, 18th century French architect Etienne-Louis Boulee. It is a dream come true for Kracklite, but then he starts to get… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 15, 2004
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Dennehy achieves Brando-esque emotional power.

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Jake Euker
Filmcritic.com

The most telling parallel is that between Kracklite, with his perpetual stomach upset, and director Greenaway: Both are pretentious gasbags.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

There's a good deal here to relish, even if the piece as a whole eventually descends into the same hermetic serialism of motifs that has consumed most of Greenaway's pictures.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not one of Greenaway's more successful efforts

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Brian Dennehy gives a towering performance as a middle-aged architect in Rome on a special project that becomes an obsession.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Brian Dennehy comes up with a big performance...

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Dimitris Springer
A Belly of transgression.Snatching Mertens,offering Dennehy his must-see performance and yes folks,this is Peter Greenaway,out of the best directors working in… More