(2000)

Critic Reviews

70

Metascore

Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Chicago Tribune
Kaufman's startling Quills gives us an anatomy of fear, images both silken swift and molten hot, scenes that disrupt and inflame the imagination.
90
Rolling Stone
A savage comedy of sexual extremes; the barbed laughs draw blood.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
Finds a tone that remains more entertaining than depressing, more absorbing than alarming.
88
USA Today
Uniformly robust acting puts still more feathers in the caps of Rush, Winslet and Caine.
88
Miami Herald
This playful, immensely entertaining movie knows that art is in the eye of the beholder.
88
Boston Globe
A witty yet fiery and, in the best sense, provocative play of ideas about freedom of expression.
80
Mr. Showbiz
A literate, dialogue-driven treat delivered by a cast that truly savors the script's wicked wit.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Rush is amazing throughout this absorbing, provocative film.
75
New York Daily News
The things you can look forward to, however, are the humor, intellectual musing, emotional tumult, superb acting and challenging adult questions.
67
Entertainment Weekly
Quills bleaches the danger -- and fascination -- out of De Sade, turning him into a kind of mad saint of ''Masterpiece Theatre'' porn.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
It's a work that preaches to the choir, and the song has been more subtly sung in better movies.

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