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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Robert Horton

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

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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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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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

The filmmaker may have written 10 drafts, but there's only one Carax, uncompromisingly ambiguous.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

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

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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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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

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

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I think, in the long run, it will stand up as one of the most outstanding and memorable films of the year.

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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