Love Exposure
Love Exposure (2011)

Tokyo teen Yu Honda (Takahiro Nishijima) is the traumatized son of a widower-cum-Catholic priest (Atsuro Watabe), who begins a sexual liaison with parishioner Kaori (Makiko Watanabe). When Dad's affair comes to a halt, he begins… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 2, 2011
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2011
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Exhibiting astonishing dexterity, Mr. Sono shapes all this trauma into a narrative that's completely coherent and surprisingly touching, never more so than in Yu's struggle toward sexual maturity.

David Fear
Time Out

Love Exposure plays like a marathon greatest-hits-and-misses mixtape. If you see only one Sono film, check out this flick; you will have then seen them all.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

Clocking in at 237 minutes, Sino's film possesses a rambling, free-associative structure.

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Mark Jenkins

It's a campy rampage that runs a few minutes shy of four hours, dooming what otherwise would likely be a bright future as a midnight movie.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Would the film be easier to take in a more condensed form? Of course it would, but then it wouldn't be the singularly overwhelming oddity that it is.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Manga-indebted but without lens trickery, this is exhilarating cinema experience.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

As the old cliche goes, you will not have another moviegoing experience quite like this one all year.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

A swooning, often riotously funny melodrama charged with a refreshingly perverse undertow.

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Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

This four-hour opus about the fury of love and the love of fury is ritually fascinating, often excessive and, with a caution the film wields like a blade, achingly poignant.

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The son of a Catholic priest becomes a master at shooting candid panty photographs, then falls in love with a man-hating schoolgirl and seeks to save her from a… More
JY Skacto
Sion Sono's <i>Love Exposure</i> is a comedy romance that isn't afraid to go there.<p>With a run time of just under 4 hours, yeah… More
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[img][/img] Love Exposure is one of the most interesting foreign works of the year. It's a… More
Hassan Vawda
Lets get the run time out of the way. It is 4 hours long at it is something that has attached itself in its marketing like novelty, but it is just shows how… More
Dean McKenna
Really weird and 4-hour Japanese comedy-action-drama film about the three emotionally abused individuals from the fringes of society get locked in a convoluted… More
Lesley N
Yu has promised his dying mother he'll marry someone like the Virgin Mary. Yu' must start sinning so he can confess properly to his priest-in-crisis… More

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