Vulgaria (2012)

To (Chapman To Man-chak), a long-time film producer, has yet to produce anything resembling a hit. Beset by financial troubles, he has become desperate for money - so much so that he is unable to pay the alimony to his ex-wife (Kristal… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 28, 2012
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

True to its title, this energetic Hong Kong comedy trades primarily in off-color gags, yet its tone, like that of John Waters's films, is so playful and inclusive that it's unlikely to offend anyone.

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Mark Jenkins

The film boasts the spontaneity of a French New Wave romp, while including raunchy gags worthy of The Hangover and Clerks II.

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Kam Williams

A transparent, bait-and-switch disappointment strictly for suckers.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

"Vulgaria" is certainly crude, but most of its amusing vulgarity is discreetly held off screen.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The film's kinky energy eventually wanes, the pileup of profanities losing its initial zing.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

A producer goes to bizarre lengths to complete a soft-core film in this coarse, exuberant Hong Kong comedy.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A broad, cartoonish -- and decidedly filthy -- satire of moviemaking is as sophomoric as they come.

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Chris Packham
Village Voice

Either the golden height of human imaginative endeavor or as profane and crazy as a meth-addicted stripper.

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Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

It fails to produce any humor - or even any skin.

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