Psychopathia Sexualis
Psychopathia Sexualis (2006)

The sexually salacious cases originally presented in Richard von Krafft-Ebing's notorious, turn-of-the-century medical text come to the screen in a complicated collection of erotic stories strung together by the curious tale of a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 8, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 9, 2007
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

It's a mildly enjoyable romp.

Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Psychopathia Sexualis isn't sexy enough to be soft porn. Neither will it cause an excess of cerebral stimulation.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Manages to be provocative without being exploitative.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Lugubrious to the extreme of unintended comedy, the movie suggests a regional dinner theater production of a late- ' 80s Peter Greenaway film.

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John Anderson

What Woods achieves in his arch, velvet-cushioned vignettes is a sense of the subjects being reduced to symptom and diagnosis.

Marc Mohan

The turgid accumulation of tedious sex just bores.

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Joe Leydon

Psychopathia Sexualis seems both plodding and snickering in its almost comically tepid rendering of masochism, homosexuality,

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Not even necrophilia and the imaginative deployment of leeches can relieve this exercise in unrelenting dullness.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Lurid though the material is, the film is scrupulously anti-erotic.

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