'Elektra Luxx' Critic Reviews

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Rotten Tomatoes:   28 reviews
  • Stephen Holden New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    Has some scattered witty notions, but it is not funny.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    63
    "Elektra Luxx'' needs a star whose secret weapon is that she only looks and sounds as dumb as people think she is. It needs Melanie Griffith.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Mark Holcomb Village Voice (Top Critic)
    While milking humor and pathos from porn is a fine idea, Elektra Luxx is too reverent to land any real punches.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Rex Reed New York Observer (Top Critic)
    25
    It isn't clever enough to be even momentarily diverting, and it's about as sexy as oatmeal.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Ronnie Scheib Variety (Top Critic)
    Despite the fine thesping seen in this innocuous piece of fluff, the whole amounts to less than the sum of its parts.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    25
    A porn star's midlife crisis makes for a limp story in "Elektra Luxx."
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • John DeFore Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Micro-budgeted sequel improves on its obscure predecessor while giving ample screen time to actresses who don't get enough elsewhere.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    60
    "Elektra Luxx" has a playful, breezy sexiness that gives the world of the film, porn biz and all, a refreshing innocence.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Eric Melin Scene-Stealers.com
    25
    Writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez is all over the map with a bizarre multi-character drama that never really clicks.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Brent Simon Shared Darkness
    34
    Offbeat, and powered by a game cast, but also full of spun-off asides and backstories that aren't smoothly integrated into the final product, or made to have forward-reaching consequences.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle
    60
    An odd but often laugh-out-loud funny mix of absurdist humor, raunchy backstories, and genuine pathos.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com
    17
    Everything about this movie is off.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Chris Bumbray JoBlo's Movie Emporium
    50
    While I admired the acting, it just never really came together into a cohesive whole that I could appreciate, but it's still an interesting, laudable attempt at making something different.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Kam Williams NewsBlaze
    63
    'Elektra'-fying!
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Chris Barsanti Film Journal International
    Carla Gugino and Joseph Gordon-Levitt perform superhuman work trying to keep this mess together, but can only do so much when faced with such arbitrarily plotted nonsense.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Fr. Chris Carpenter Movie Dearest
    59
    I loved the film's humor and subversive attitude. The entire cast is fantastic, with (Julianne) Moore's brief appearance (as the Virgin Mary) a particularly nice touch.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Mark Keizer Boxoffice Magazine
    40
    Gugino and the rest of the mostly female cast clearly savor the chance to strip and swear in a free-play environment, which is a nice way of saying the film is hopelessly flabby and lacks coherence.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Scott Tobias AV Club
    42
    The intended colorful irreverence looks a lot like standard indie quirk.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Ethan Alter NYC Film Critic
    63
    Too ramshackle and sloppy to leave much of a lasting impression.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Marshall Fine Hollywood & Fine
    The whole thing feels too sketchy, too tossed-off, to hang together as a movie. But as a TV series - on HBO, Starz, Showtime or even FX - this material might actually work.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Peter Keough Boston Phoenix
    50
    Sebastian Gutierrez joins the ranks of directors who have employed their wives or loved ones as sex objects in their pictures. Unfortunately, he has none of the talent of a Jean-Luc Godard or even a Brian De Palma.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Moira MacDonald Seattle Times
    38
    You sense that the characters, as much as we, are waiting for something to happen.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Christopher Null Filmcritic.com
    70
    sometimes clever, sometimes just odd
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Eric Hynes Time Out New York
    40
    Gutierrez clearly has great affection for his characters, but his artless, airless construction gives audiences scant chance to understand why.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Stephanie Zacharek Movieline
    85
    The picture is rambunctiously affectionate; Guiterrez may go for the broad joke, but never the cheap one.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
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