Pola X
Pola X (2000)

Eight years after Les Amants du Pont Neuf (1991), which failed at the box office, Léos Carax returned with Pola X, a French/German/Swiss co-production with Catherine Deneuve and the young Guillaume Dépardieu in a story of love, incest, and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 8, 2000
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Plays like a passionate, harrowing confession.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

For all its mess and romantic excess, Pola X has enough fireworks to keep you in your seat. When it's over, you'll know you've had an experience.

Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

As one expects from this filmmaker, 'Pola X' is offbeat in the extreme.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

It works on several levels of meaning and panache, yet it undoubtedly will leave behind those unable to go along with its unabashed headiness.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Faithful readers will know I have an affection for raving lunatics and am grateful for films that break free of the dismal bonds of formula to cartwheel into overwrought passionate excess.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Carax is a visual director and "Pola X" works best when he uses his locales and set design to excellent effect,

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Carax, with Pola X, has become a parody of himself with a self-indulgent, overreaching style that many viewers will find a struggle to watch -- provided they can contain their contempt for pretentiousness.

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Robert Horton

If Pola X is a failure, it is a more stimulating failure than most successful films.

Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

beautiful to look at and listen to but it has a cold heart.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Elvira B
<p>Pola X is based on <i>Pierre:, or the ambiguities</i> , written by Herman Melville in the 1850s, in a departure from what he is best known… More
Arash Xak
A film about ambition & ambiguity made in an ambitious & ambiguous way,I guess