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Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Criterion Collection) back to product details

A work beyond criticism.
written by kian February 16, 2005 - 11:46 PM PST
8 out of 15 members found this review helpful
Hands down one of the most important and artistically successful films of all time. Salo is the strongest, most potent statement against Facism I, personally, have ever seen, in any medium. The easy intoxication of cruelty, the avenues of ultimate possibility which only wealth, power and privilege can unlock. Salo is human existence at its most base, indulgent and honest. Everyone, no matter how virtuous in image, will ultimately succumb to the satisfaction of their deepest urges and desires when granted free reign to do so. This film currently being remade right now in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and Catholic Seminaries around the world. If you can't stomach this film, you can't stomach life.

written by thomasadam August 26, 2004 - 5:54 PM PDT
13 out of 27 members found this review helpful
I would give this movie no rating. It is "unwatchable" as Pasolini intended it to be. You are really in for some sick stuff if you see this film. Watching this made me question my commitment to free speech. Pasolini was so discgusted by consumer capitalism, he intended his last film to flaut the notion that a film could be a consumable commidity. He suceeded, but at what cost? I wish I knew.


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