Splendor (1999)

Splendor, a sexy, stylish, and giddy romp about a white-bread beauty and her bevy of beaus, is designed to charm you while splattering romantic idealism in your face. Veronica is a picket-fence-pretty actress searching for a good man in Los… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 17, 1999
DVD Release Date: November 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

After makinh some significant indies about gay teen angst, Araki's point of departure is a below-mediocre romantic triangle picture that borrows heavily from Noel Coward, Hawks, and Cukor but without freshn insights or charm.

Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

Splendor, purportedly a a sex farce, has had all of its joy and energy surgically removed.

Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Allow me to make a case for a controversial filmmaker despite his inarguably awful new work, and perhaps even despite the general course of his career since 1994.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

eye-popping, provocative love triangle

Michael Dequina

An agreeable enough watch--that is, until the film is over, when you realize that not once did you care for any of these characters.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

It's far from great, has nothing remotely memorable about it and suffers from a certain derivativeness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
I liked it.
Mike T.
Splendor is conceptually interesting, and occasionally complimented well by Araki's visual flair, but overall it falls short. The humor is completely… More