Anatomy of Hell
Anatomy of Hell (2004)

A lonely and dejected woman (Amira Casar) learns that only when all inhibitions are cast aside will she be able to truly understand the truth about how men see women in this erotically charged exploration of sexuality from controversial… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 15, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 25, 2005
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ponderous, pretentious, and -- considering the subject matter -- dull.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The movie strongly suggests that to be gay is to be a misogynist, that all men wish to do violence to women and that being female is the same as being miserable.

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Achy Obejas
Chicago Tribune

A ponderous but very, very explicit exploration of gender roles and fears that frequently seems like a parody of the genre.

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Nathan Lee
Film Comment Magazine

Her latest, Anatomy of Hell, doesn't so much straddle the fine line between art and porn as balance, bleeding, on the knife's edge between trenchant and pretentious.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Forget the Anatomy, this is just plain Hell.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Ultimately less reminiscent of similarly themed efforts like Last Tango in Paris than of an explicit health education training film.

Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

A waste of cinema, and of precious time.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Plays like porn dubbed by bitter deconstructionist theoreticians.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

No one takes the fun out of sex like Catherine Breillat.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

The ultimate lesson being taught isn't how homosexuality can be transposed to kinky hetero sex games.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Awfully, sickening as it's shocking of two strangers explore the boundaries of sex and bad taste in this explicit and unseemly French import.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Anatomy of Hell", a heterosexual woman(Amira Casar) begins slitting her wrists in a nightclub bathroom when she is… More

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