La sindrome di Stendhal (The Stendhal Syndrome)
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
La sindrome di Stendhal (The Stendhal Syndrome)
The title affliction causes sufferers to react to paintings in extreme and bizarre ways. In the case of police detective Anna Manni, she swoons and feels herself entering hallucinatory versions of the artwork she sees. This Italian psychothriller contains dark elements of horror as Manni tries to capture a murderous serial rapist. The lady detective is first seen walking the art-filled hallways of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The great paintings have a terrible effect upon her and she ends up having one of her surreal visions after fainting in front of Brueghel's "The Flight of… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film should be approached ... less as delirious exploitation and more as a maturing director's next evolution ...."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Downright stupid run-of-the-mill misogynist serial killer fare."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"serves as a devastating, nihilistic attack on the failures--and fascinatingly, the successes--of Argento's oeuvre to this point."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The Stendhal Syndrome considerably improves after multiple viewings."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"...strange, and suspenseful."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"Syndrome's bloody, flipped-out rapes may offend the politically correct, but its underlying concept is gripping."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
More reviews for La sindrome di Stendhal (The Stendhal Syndrome) on Rotten Tomatoes