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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Heather Andersen Ower's rating of the film Viva

  2. Chichago_'s rating of the film Viva

    The musical numbers are cringe worthy, but the film is beautifully filled with 70s porn vibes; including costumes, ways of acting, and music. Oh, Anna Biller somehow reminds me of a young Kimora Lee Simmons.

  3. lepetitjermey's rating of the film Viva

  4. OLIA SCARR's rating of the film Viva

    highly enjoyed this lil gem

  5. Levi Miah's rating of the film Viva

    Biller is relentless in commiting so exact to the idea in this darkly comic satire of 70s erotica that it's almost so close to the real trash that it becomes it. Everything's there - shit acting, nudity, funk, high fashion - but she translates the ridiculous sex setups, ending them in either rejection or rape. Given the perpetrators, there's a deeper criticism of these films and the men who made them.

  6. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Viva

    The recreation and feminist pastiche of early 70s sexploitation is admirably detailed, but any sense of substance is achieved within the first 30 minutes. Beyond this point, it becomes overwhelmingly tedious. Maybe I just prefer my camp in smaller doses...

  7. DanielSpeight's rating of the film Viva

  8. janh24's rating of the film Viva

    There's real joy in all of this camp reverie.

  9. babycakesromero's rating of the film Viva

    lynch meets russ meyer in an erotic feminist polemic porno without the sex - sound wrong? well it isnt, its class.

  10. Alice Perigoe's rating of the film Viva

    Awful film with terrible acting!

  11. Raymond Likes Subtitles's rating of the film Viva

    It's incredibly impressive as a reconstruction of a Russ Meyer style sexflick but at 2 hours is way too long.

  12. MrSpaceman's rating of the film Viva

    I reckon this would be ideal for being played on the big screen at an art school indie disco night. All pouting and posturing with bright colours abounding. Blatant and deliberately hackneyed acting grates a little; by the end I wasn't sure whether it was deliberate, it is unrelenting. Although, it's part of this film's charm. Great sets and costume (when being worn!) and fantastic soundtrack. Maybe 3 stars?

  13. Victor Gonzalez's rating of the film Viva

    The starting point fot "The Love Witch". Beautiful colors.

  14. Sarah Pietsch's rating of the film Viva

    Dreadful. Not fun, not sexy, awful acting, probably deliberately bad but that doesn't help. Don't bother.

  15. Superfrog's rating of the film Viva

    this is atrocious. I stopped shortly after the drug rape scene with the camp hairdresser. I don't think I could have taken another forced laugh.

  16. Richard Stopford's rating of the film Viva

    2.5. I can't remember a film I've felt so equivocal about. It slips between satire to gushing homage; given it's subject matter and content, that's pretty problematic. The aesthetics are flawless. But I feel it undoes itself in the end. It's very much the off-spring of Waters, but it lacks his genuine bite and subversion. The result is queasy not because of its weirdness but because of its conservatism.

  17. Karen Delaney's rating of the film Viva

    Wry, funny, camp, sardonic, and a thoroughly colourful and enjoyable feast for the senses.

  18. paristexas's rating of the film Viva

    I enjoy the look of Anna Biller's films, and the premise of the film is interesting, but I find the overly performative and wooden characters distract from the film on the whole.

  19. Rubs troll's rating of the film Viva

    Didn’t read the review before,was totally fooled by the film...thought that I was watching a shitty 70’s movie that for some Reason had exceptionally good photography...What an amazing accomplishment.5 stars.

  20. Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film Viva

    Overstays its welcome by some margin but some very funny moments along the way with a ridiculously audacious concept of undercutting whilst simultaneously celebrating sexploitation cinema.

  21. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Viva

    Although not as accomplished or enjoyable as The Love Witch, Viva is a fine feature debut from Anna Biller (who had previously been learning her craft in a number of short films). It's fun, vibrant, and effectively nails the tone of this kind of film, while at the same time skewering it and making some incisive points.

  22. salty_candy's rating of the film Viva

    Ok, some jokes just weren't that funny but overall it was very entertaining. The orgy scene reminded me of Metzger's Camille 2000. Love the look.

  23. msmichel's rating of the film Viva

    Anna Biller's tongue in cheek homage to 70's erotica films is quite novel but fails to sustain a two hour runtime. The intentional over and under acting and the wonderful kitschy set design and costumes are amusing for the first half but flogs the dead horse after awhile. There are some quite wonderful scenes here and there (especially the nudist camp) and one has to admire the director's attention to detail.

  24. Aron's rating of the film Viva

    A perfect homage to 70s sexploitation which slowly becomes a rather dystopian analysis of what's sold as sexual liberation.

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