Drowning by Numbers
Drowning by Numbers (1988)

Peter Greenaway wrote and directed this typically surreal and iconoclastic black comedy. Three generations of women who share the same name -- 63-year-old Cissie Colpitts (Joan Plowright), her daughter Cissie Colpitts II (Juliet Stevenson),… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 10, 1988
DVD Release Date: February 26, 1992
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Its worth is drowned out by its obscurity and urge to make everything into an intellectual game.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Stylish, adult entertainment from Greenaway

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

tricky and extremely clever

David N. Butterworth

Quintessential Greenaway.

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Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Though not the most visceral of Greenaway's films, it is a textbook art film, meticulously organized, and requisite viewing for obsessive-compulsives.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Ivan Descartin
If Kubrick's attention to visual composition as a photographer shows in his masterful films, then I can say just the same for Peter Greenaway, whose… More