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Honestly, it's just not that good
on 10 August 2010
I find it pretty annoying that everyone who's given this film a poor review has received negative feedback in abundance. Why?, isn't the whole point of this feature of Amazon for people to give their opinion? If you don't agree, fine, but sometimes a negative review can be as useful as a positive. For the record, I too found this film to be really poor. It's visually flat, the pacing drags, there's no interesting characters - it's just a succession of wearisome 'taboo' scenes (lactation probably being the most original, fetish fans, and don't worry the moment is, ahem, milked dry). Devotees of extreme cinema should take note, however, that this film is actually rather prudish, with any hint of genital nudity being genteely fogged and a lack of any notable gore scenes. To be fair there is one scene of prolonged, if optically censored, necrophilia that is still pretty unpleasant but that's it. For the record I've enjoyed Miike movies in the past, I've also sat through genuinely disturbing movies, ones that pull no punches (try Cerda's Aftermath if you think this is shocking), so this verdict is not based on prudery or ignorance - for me Visitor Q is a minor, sensationalist, slapdash effort from a great director.