Pleasure

critic Reviews

, 87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Provocative on more than one level, Pleasure peels back the curtain on unsavory aspects of the adult film industry, with Sofia Kappel's powerful performance leading the way.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    This is an immersive and unflinching narrative whirl through the LA porn industry, with no blushes spared.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Kappel’s astounding performance constantly draws the film’s energy back to her in a way that ensures the audience is never in doubt of Linnea’s own agency, even in her most vulnerable moments.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    Thyberg’s film doesn’t smack of an agenda. Among performers paid to fake passion, it feels dispassionate.
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    Robbie CollinDaily Telegraph (UK)
    There’s more to this topic than a single feature could possibly cover, particularly a debut one. But Thyberg knows which angles she wants to work – and my goodness, does she go for it.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    An interesting and even pioneering film on this issue because it is explicitly about consent...
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    Savina PetkovaLittle White Lies
    Feels like the first film of its kind.
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    Maria Lattilawhynow
    Ninja Thyberg’s Pleasure will not be for everyone. An unflinching look at the porn industry and especially the women in it, Thyberg’s gaze never shies away from the ugliness of it all.
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    Emiliano BasileEscribiendoCine
    An ode to displeasure... [Full review in Spanish]
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    It's finely acted and shot with a riveting point of view. But it never feels personal.
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    Erick EstradaCinegarage
    What's the difference between Bella wanting to make it to the top and any other woman wanting to do the same in any other industry? None, Thyberg says and shows. [Full review in Spanish]
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