Exterminating Angels
Exterminating Angels (2007)

Francois, a filmmaker, is preparing a thriller. During screen tests for a brief nude scene with an actress, he discovers the pleasure some women can have in the transgression of minor erotic taboos. Driven by the desire to contribute… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 7, 2007
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Explicit and shocking, but there is no substance or statement on human behavior underneath the taboo-breaking.

Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Endless auditions get the annoying Francois nowhere closer to grasping what turns women on.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

Gorgeous French silliness, yes, featuring stunning women having languorous, artful sex with each other. What was I saying? Oh yes, the silliness. Artful, gorgeous, sexy, sure, but ridiculous nonetheless.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A complex, confessional examination of [Jean-Claude Brisseau's] twisted, thorny and ultimately ambiguous feelings toward women and sex.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Critics I admire have assured me that many of Brisseau's earlier films are less silly, more interesting, and even commendable.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

[Director] Brisseau calculatedly offsets the silliness of the surreal elements and the earnestness applied to the sex by savoring the overall absurdity.

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Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

... the film is passably entertaining but dramatically inert.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The content may be dubious, but the execution is hypnotic.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Mr. Brisseau honors the infinitely varying psyches of his female subjects. One may scoff at his voyeuristic self-indulgence, but when you come right down to it, isn't that what the cinema is all about, one way or another?

Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

The cinematic equivalent of getting drenched with a splash of ice water.

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[font=Century Gothic]In "Exterminating Angels", a film director, Francois(Frederic van den Driessche), decides that following an actress' bad… More