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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    Sans mystère ni sensualité, un film qui se voudrait dérangeant et ne parvient qu'à nous agacer... www.cinefiches.com

  2. Jérémy Poirier's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    Having not read any plot summary or read about this story, I went blindly into it like Jeremy Irons' character is blinded by his love for his "butterfly". This film definitely needs time because the third act makes it all worthwhile. This is when the whole film and its tragic beauty revealed itself to me. A very underrated Cronenberg film. 3.5 stars

  3. José Neves's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    TV, re-rating. Expectations are too often unfair. When i saw this movie at its premiere, in a movie theater, it seemed to me an unbearable and unexpected academic deviation in Cronenberg's work. Now, I was surprised by its subtle variation within itself. Made after "Naked Lunch", with a less exposed but not inferior notion of metamorphosis and hallucination, where M is for Madam, but also for Mister, Man and Me...

  4. ginobartolomi's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    Maybe romance and wartime drama aren't Cronenberg's areas of expertise, but it's a decent enough attempt.

  5. Daniel S.'s rating of the film M. Butterfly

    It's just a matter of perspective.

  6. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film M. Butterfly

  7. cinegeek.de's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    Our Daily Free Stream: David Cronenberg - M Butterfly. Our Daily Free Stream: David Cronenberg - M Butterfly. Wie ist es möglich, einen Mann 20 Jahre lang zu lieben und dabei zu glauben, er sei eine Frau? Das soll auch noch einem Franzosen passieren (wo doch die Franzosen spezialisiert sind auf sexuelle Angelegenheiten!)... die ganze Rezension und weitere Filme mit dem Schauplatz China auf cinegeek.de

  8. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film M. Butterfly

  9. Andrew Miller's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    As with the play, it feels theoretical, schematic, bloodless. Perhaps that was intentional, all around.

  10. Des Horne's rating of the film M. Butterfly

  11. dianacrisan01's rating of the film M. Butterfly

  12. Leif Erikson's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    “Only a man knows how a woman is supposed to act”

  13. nino nino's rating of the film M. Butterfly

  14. Gabriele Taddei's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    Un film disturbante nel significato e nella forma, che tende molto al Melò in certe fasi

  15. Henrique Amud's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    Beautiful and heartbraking. I supposed the casting of Butterfly could've been better handled, but it was still good.

  16. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    Mi è piaciuto,anche se si allontana un pò dalle tematiche del Cronenberg puro.Non si allontana invece nello stile del regista canadese,che qui mostra una magnificienza assoluta;è un grandioso melodramma in costume ambientato nella Cina post-rivoluzione.Ho trovato magnifica la scena della cava(la condanna dell'Arte anti-regime) e bellissimo il montaggio del finale. Cronenberg-Irons:difficile sbagliare.4*

  17. sfcugura's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    The movie is filled with cheap romanticism, but it was nice to see Cronenberg digress from his "flesh" genre. When I've first watched it, I was pleasantly surprised by his successful adaptation to a completely different style.

  18. Ruthvcp's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    After reading the script by David Henry Huang, this film really projected it well. It is exactly like what's popping out of my head while reading the drama script. By issuing Orientalism, stereotype of Eastern, and else, Huang really killed it with Cronenberg. Good job.

  19. jeffreyreeser's rating of the film M. Butterfly

  20. Checkpoint Charlie's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    Certainly it came out following "The Crying Game" though the way John Lone portrays Song is different from Jaye Davison's character in that film; Lone goes beyond being distinguished as either male or female by the end, that we realize identity in masculinity or femininity is no different from one's choice of politics or race. Occidental or Oriental, Man or Woman, love and devotion transcend these ideations.

  21. Christopher Bentley Owen's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    A very underrated Cronenberg film. It is a story of identity- sexual and cultural. If it feels trite and obvious in its early stages, give it time. The third act provides a nuanced commentary on the risks of cultural stereotyping and the dangers to self of perpetuating them.

  22. Matt Burgess's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    An intelligent, searing attack on 'exoticism', gender and East-versus-West relations, unfortunately Cronenberg's adaptation falls flat overall. The pacing is sluggish, the visuals are blandly conventional and John Lone is NO Jaye Davidson, seeming too stiff and miscast with his blank features and broad shoulders to play the seductive/'perfect' Eastern woman

  23. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film M. Butterfly

    A departure from Cronenberg's usual work, and probably his weakest. As with the similarly themed 'The Crying Game', she was so obviously a man from the very beginning, it's hard to buy his obsession with her. Great performance from Jeremy Irons and beautiful cinematography and production design, but the story failed to be very compelling on any level.