Nymphomaniac: Volume II
Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME II picks up with the story of Joe's adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications. (c) Magnolia

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 4, 2014
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It doesn't quite live up to the promise of the first installment, but Nymphomaniac: Volume II still benefits from Lars von Trier's singular craft and vision, as well as a bravura performance from Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Rafer Guzman

"Volume II" is no more fulfilling than "Volume I."

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Christy Lemire

The Lars von Trier you know and love (or love to hate) is back: cynical, misanthropic, punishing.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz
Kill Your Darlings

The most interesting pieces of art are often the messy, dirty ones; the canvases we're not sure whether to ridicule for their lunacy or embrace for their sheer, inspired originality.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's very weird, given, but it's also effective.

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David Denby
New Yorker

The movie, a descendant of such eighteenth-century libertine texts as "Thérèse Philosophe," is less a slice of life than something told and chewed over.

Jason Bailey

Its riskiness and lack of restraint are admirable, necessary even; the films' indulgences are all of a piece with its boldness and brilliance. It feels like an uncut bag of pure Von Trier.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

For better or worse, the whole exercise in lurid leg-pulling goes out with a bang.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A notch more watchable than Volume I.

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Nick Newman
The Film Stage

Yes, Lars von Trier could've been f*cking with us this whole time, but he's never done so without reasonable purpose.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Though notably less interesting than the first part, at least proposes some more intelligent discussions and wraps up its story as a powerful feminist statement… More
Samuel Riley
Volume II lacks the humour of its predecessor. Instead it succeeds in presenting more provocative ideas for which Von Trier fans would expect and be satisfied… More
KJ Proulx
The conclusion to the film that was made solely to get porn fans in cinemas around the world, is no less off-putting than the first, but the progression of her… More
Nate Zoebl
This is a review for both volumes. When Danish film director Lars von Trier said he wanted his next movie to be "porn" he wasn't kidding. The… More
Spencer S.
While I equally enjoyed the second part in the foray into the life of Joe (Gainsbourg) I did not feel the same intensity and true form as von Trier's… More
Markus Robinson
"Vol. 1" has a ton of interesting theories about adolescent sexual motivations, it will unfortunately be judged on its visual shock value; challenging… More