Female Perversions
Female Perversions (1997)

This fascinating, fragmented and complex drama eschews traditional narrative structure to present an intellectually challenging, feminist-oriented adaptation of Lousie J. Kaplan's book Female Perversions: The Tempations of Emma Bovary.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 25, 1997
DVD Release Date: November 27, 2001
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

The women (played by Tilda Swinton and Amy Madigan) are so intriguing and complex that they almost overcome the trappings of a non-linear narrative that's borderline academic.

James Berardinelli

Often too pretentious to be profound.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I could never warm up to any of the characters or their perversions or neuroses.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The result is short on plot but long on observational detail and psychological resonance.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Taken as a whole, this is not a product of the cookie cutter and should be of interest to the adventurous filmgoer.

Stephen Farber

Humorless and swathed in symbolism, it taunts us with cerebral puzzles that we may not care to solve.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Even if it works better as a provocative psychological treatise than as art, it does come alive and does provide major roles for Tilda Swinton and Amy Madigan.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

This film is steamy, pulsing with veracity, boldly performed.

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Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

Streitfeld is only fitfully successful.

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Mark Abell
Aptly named, this film depicts several activities labeled perverse by society at large, yet through those revelations we come to understand the demons that… More