The Principles of Lust
The Principles of Lust (2003)

A man must choose between a settled domestic life and wilder nights in The Principles of Lust from director Penny Woolcock. Paul (Alec Newman) is a struggling artist who starts a relationship with Juliette (Sienna Guillory). The same day… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 29, 2003
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Derek Adams
Time Out

This first feature from acclaimed TV director Woolcock may not entirely come off, but at least it's not playing safe.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

While the sharp script examines ideas of masculinity and romance, it fumbles the ball right when it matters most.

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Nick Dawson
Empire Magazine

A gripping and disturbing ride, it marks out Woolcock as a major talent for the future.

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Matthew Turner

It trots out explicit scenes of sex, drugs and violence, but ultimately has little to say.

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Jamie Russell

This tale of a novelist who's drawn into a dark subculture of sex, drugs, and bare-knuckle kiddie fighting is a fascinating failure that scores points for being bold enough to go against the grain.

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