The Pervert's Guide To Ideology
The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (2013)

Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj iek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 1, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2014
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Who says intellectual head-trips don't deserve sequels?

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Noam Chomsky has denounced Zizek's theories as nonsensical, and of course they are. But they're frequently engaging, entertaining and stimulating.

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Giovanni Fazio
Japan Times

Coherency is not one of the film's strengths, although on a point-by-point basis, it's provocative and even amusing.

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Godfrey Cheshire

Though its ideas are indeed heady and high-flown, they are presented in a way that's consistently engaging and accessible.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Though [Zizek's] lecture exceeds two hours, he and director Sophie Fiennes incorporate enough deadpan comedy and clips from famous films to sustain the rhetoric.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

it makes something that is inherently uncinematic - a discussion of ideology - rather cinematic.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

He speaks the truth much of the time, yet all the whipping back of the curtain ends up covering up other realities about movies and life.

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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice

In essence, the film is a lecture, but Zizek's associative thinking and understanding of the applicability of psychoanalysis makes it a lecture like no other.

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Landon Palmer

One leaves The Pervert's Guide to Ideology with a lingering sense that this is how academic essay films should be done in the 21st century.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Zizek's many ideas are really fascinating and always fun to watch, but once again he has trouble organizing all of them in a cohesive argument, even if now… More
Walter M.
Even if political philosopher extroardinaire Slavoj Zizek stopped with inserting himself into movies and lighting a blowtorch to "Titanic"(3 1/2 hours… More
John Ballantine
While I cannot understand why Slavoj is considered a pervert, this is a fun look at different takes on film and how ideology of a society can change the meaning… More