The Loss of Sexual Innocence
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)

This film is made up of non-linear, interconnected episodes about a man at different stages of his life. We see the leading character, Nic, as a boy in colonial Kenya, at age 16 in swinging London in the 60's, and as a grown man working… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 7, 1999
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Critic Score
47%
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User Score
61%


Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

A promising movie from Mike Figgis. Where are you Mike?

Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

One of the worst films ever made.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Explores the twists and turns of sexual desire in the life of an English film director born in South Africa.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

The material is... indulgent. The film is ambitious, but somehow incomplete.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...Figgis -- one of the most interesting and meticulous directors around -- has made a genuinely boring and confusing movie.

Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

A turgid, rotten bore that pretty much signals the death of "art" cinema as we know it.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It seems more like a student film turned in as a project assignment.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

I see [Figgis's] point, and I appreciate what he tried ... but it left me cold.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

So personal as to be self-indulgent, so self-indulgent as to make not a single iota of sense to anyone but Figgis, this admittedly captivating but wholly incoherent and utterly baffling experience will likely leave everyone else dumbfounded.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
This plot-free film plays like a stream of dreams. The downside is that it also feels like a film-school experiment driven by Calvin Klein ad aesthetics. The… More
Anthony Valletta
Horrible.
Tim Sigur
There are some people who can't even get these kind of shots on 35mm.
Dimitris Springer
Delicate approach on various,contemporary sexual topics,from the Adam-Eve standard to puzzling tales of liturgical beauty.Figgis' most allegorical film.