Destricted (2006)

As helmed by a series of avant-garde performance artists and provocateurs, the seven-episode omnibus picture Destricted both pays homage to classic porn and deconstructs the concepts of obscenity and voyeurism, with a series of extreme… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2010
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Phil Coldiron
L.A. Weekly

That it's taken Destricted nearly five years since its debut at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival to turn up in theaters is doubly unsurprising.

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David N. Butterworth

Like most films of its type, "Destricted" is a decidedly mixed bag.

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Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

The graphic content guarantees that this will attract sensationalist attention. But, beneath the provocation and pretention, there are some interesting ideas here -- even though they're not always subtly expressed.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

[A] mixed bag.

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Anton Bitel

Like real sex, this collection ranges from exhilarating to frustrating, from kinky to dull - and like real porn, it will have the viewer wishing at times for a fast-forward button.

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Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK

Whatever most of the filmmakers here were trying to achieve, it sheds no light on porn, simply reproducing it at its most trite, stale and unimaginative.

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Scott Foundas

Wearing its presumed scandal value like a merit badge, porn omnibus Destricted loses almost all its salacious appeal as soon as it hits the screen.

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Peter Bradshaw

Destricted is a series of short films by directors and video artists ostensibly investigating the relationship between eroticism and pornography. A lot of them are dire.

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Jamie Russell

Full of hardcore, show-all scenes of couples getting it on, it's supposed to provoke debate about sex and art. In reality, porn has rarely triggered so many yawns.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Words fail me. I knew what I was getting into before renting this - an artistic look at porn in our society from the point of view in short film by various… More
Ross Collins
An extraordinarily tedious collection of X-rated short art flicks.
Christopher Brown
Where sex meets art. And then they both meet boredom. I know the films are made as art, and don't necessarily have to have a narrative (even though, one… More