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Sethcanes's avatar


Fantastic film, moved me much more than I expected it too.
8 years 10 months ago
ryebass's avatar


Rutger Hauer and Van de Ven are truly explosive chemically; some bits are off-putting, but I felt moved, rather than exploited, in the end.
4 years 9 months ago
Typically Thomas's avatar

Typically Thomas

I had to read the book in middle school (no, it wasn't any less vulgar or sexual. That's Dutch middle school for you) so I knew the plot going in. Because of that it didn't move me as much, but it's still an amazing film. At once hilarious, sad, uncomfortable and brilliant. Great great movie. Shows what Paul Verhoeven does when he's not forced to stick to censorship regulations
2 years 2 months ago
dombrewer's avatar


I like Verhoeven's films on the whole, I like his guts and his satire, but this early effort got on my nerves pretty quickly - the almost constant hysterical tone gets tiresome and the need to shock with shit, puke, blood and come just feels infantile without some balance. Hauer is as good as ever, but is saddled with a two dimensional character, Van de Ven is even less likeable and has to contend with a eye-rolling conclusion for her character. A decade later Jean-Jacques Beineix did something similar with "Betty Blue", but better.
9 years 3 months ago
nicolaskrizan's avatar


tits and ass – and intelligence!
9 years 8 months ago
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