The Belly of an Architect
The Belly of an Architect (1987)

American architect Stourley Kracklite (Brian Dennehy) comes with his young wife Louisa (Chloe Webb) to Rome to supervise an exhibition devoted to Etienne-Louis Boullée, a French architect of the 18th century. Suffering from severe abdominal… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: June 15, 2004
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves

Dennehy achieves Brando-esque emotional power.

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Jake Euker

The most telling parallel is that between Kracklite, with his perpetual stomach upset, and director Greenaway: Both are pretentious gasbags.

Nick Davis
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There's a good deal here to relish, even if the piece as a whole eventually descends into the same hermetic serialism of motifs that has consumed most of Greenaway's pictures.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not one of Greenaway's more successful efforts

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Brian Dennehy gives a towering performance as a middle-aged architect in Rome on a special project that becomes an obsession.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Brian Dennehy comes up with a big performance...

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Dimitris Springer
A Belly of transgression.Snatching Mertens,offering Dennehy his must-see performance and yes folks,this is Peter Greenaway,out of the best directors working in… More