(1999)

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89
Austin Chronicle
Audition's take on the war between the sexes is bleak and almost entirely devoid of hope. --It's enough to make you give up dating altogether.
88
Chicago Tribune
Creates an atmosphere of frenzy that is both powerful and unforgettable, providing neither solace nor comfort.
80
New Times (L.A.)
A warning is virtually mandated: No one who's even the least bit squeamish should even think about seeing Audition. But, if you have a taste for the disturbing, it's a trip that will stay with you for some time.
80
The picture is about victims -- but it's also a great, sick rush with a kicker on the level of "The Vanishing."
80
Los Angeles Times
A diabolically adroit piece of filmmaking that goes even further than the films of Italy's excruciatingly macabre Dario Argento.
70
L.A. Weekly
How Miike gets us from amiable point A to debilitating point B is a remarkable act of manipulation and control that may leave you feeling sucker-punched, even brutalized, but you won't forget the experience anytime soon.
67
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The first two-thirds of the movie are a kind of stumbling relationship drama, but the last third segues into a spooky feast of torture, mutilation and murder.
50
The most startling aspect of this slow-building horror movie is how unexpectedly it morphs from a quietly romantic suspense yarn to a flat-out tale of terror that may have some viewers hiding under their seats.
50
Boston Globe
A long crawl from inception to climax.
30
Village Voice
After simmering for an eternity, it derails, with spectacular, psychotic force, bulldozing its way toward an almost unwatchable theater of cruelty.

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