Warnung vor einer Heiligen Nutte (Beware of a Holy Whore)
Warnung vor einer Heiligen Nutte (Beware of a Holy Whore) (1971)

This film by wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder, his 10th, is one of the rare films about filmmaking which was said by the critics to have succeeded both technically and as drama. In it, a German film crew sits in their Italian hotel,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

Beware of a Holy Whore is the work of a very young, very gifted film maker.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Beware of a Holy Whore is the film you would make if you spent the previous ten years on a steady diet of Godard and Warhol, with occasional afternoons cleared for Antonioni and every night reserved for hard drinking.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Whore of a film.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

[An] edgy, violent, impacted movie.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Interesting, but static and overlong.

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Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com

...the film is frustratingly funny, unmistakably self-indulgent, but with the assurance that what R.W. is indulging himself in is something he's good at doing.

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Sam Adams
The Dissolve

Beware Of A Holy Whore is splendid to look at, even though most of the film consists of bored and/or disgruntled show-folk lounging around a Spanish estate while working on a movie.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Fassbinder stacks the cast around the limited space with the mastery of a chess player, creating a strong sense of ennui, sexual frustration and creative stagnation.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Beware of a Holy Whore is essentially Contempt by way of Andy Warhol's Factory.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Beware of a holy whore is life imitating art and a very self-indulgent parody from Fassbinder. It reminded me of Jean-Luc Godard's Passion (A film I… More
Daniel Dolgin
This Fassbinder film involves an almost complete film crew which is filled with snobs and queers. It wasn't a group I'd like to spend time with, but… More
Arash Xak
Fassbinder's (self-?)parody gets a bit monotonous after a while & feels forced & too obvious at times but overall the whole thing works somehow,… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Beware of a Holy Whore", a German film crew is staying in a Spanish hotel waiting for production to start. The star(Eddie… More