For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

David Cronenberg Stany Zjednoczone, 1993

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