O Fantasma
O Fantasma (2001)

Shot almost entirely at night, O Fantasma chronicles a young trash collector's descent into a world of increasingly bizarre sexual encounters. Sergio (Ricardo Meneses) spends his days living in a run-down rented room, engaging in… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News

It's clear that director Rodrigues has a future as a provocateur. But you may want to decide whether to spend an evening being provoked -- and possibly perplexed. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course.

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Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune

Despite a couple of memorable scenes, it's boring when it's not kinky.

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Don Willmott

There's this gay garbageman who roams the city at night in a black rubber catsuit and searches out dangerous anonymous sexual encounters. Would you care to invest?

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

Often looks like explicit gay pornography thinly disguised as high art.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

O Fantasma is boldly, confidently orchestrated, aesthetically and sexually, and its impact is deeply and rightly disturbing.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

The film may be provocative, but it's also maddening... In the end, the audience is left with a great big WHY?

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

The gay audience you'd expect the movie to pander to will likely be dismayed by its depraved view of homosexuality.

Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

First-time director Joćo Pedro Rodrigues' unwillingness to define his hero's background or motivations becomes more and more frustrating as the film goes on.

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Greg Muskewitz

Like the central figure, the structurelessness of plot and direction, lead directly into obscurity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
_kelly .King
My Logline: A Dirty Little Slut with a Forbidden Big Crush. A great art house portrait of loneliness, squalor, and sexual desire. Great anonymous sex scenes and… More
Sylvester Kuo
What the F is this film all about, I understand it's an art house film, but to me it seems like a soft core porn. (Due to the excessive nudity and sex… More