Rafer Guzman(Newsday): "Volume II" is ~t any more fulfilling than "Volume I."
Tom Long(Detroit News): It's extremely weird, given, but it's too effective.
Joe Williams(St. Louis Post-Dispatch): For superiority or worse, the whole exercise in gloomy leg-pulling goes out with a clangor.
Christy Lemire(ChristyLemire.com): The Lars von Trier you apprehend and love (or love to nauseate) is back: cynical, misanthropic, punishing.
David Denby(New Yorker): The movie, a descendant of of the like kind eighteenth-century libertine texts as "Thse Philosophe," is not so much a slice of life than a portion told and chewed over.
Owen Gleiberman(Entertainment Weekly): A indent more watchable than Volume I.
Cameron Meier(Orlando Weekly): "How dire that everything has to be in such a manner trivial," Joe says. Maybe life has to subsist trivial, but movies don't, supposing that not you're a certain Danish boss who wants to force his psychosis forward the viewing public.
David Keyes(Cinemaphile.org): Von Trier creates every effective tone that suggests a robust force is yanking its characters through each emotional kaleidoscope with unforgiving conviction.
John Beifuss(Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)): 'Fill totality my holes, please,' Joe pleads, bound her request is futile: She's moreover hollow ever to be filled.
Chris Sawin(Examiner.com): Nymphomaniac Vol. II illustrates the misformed side of sex and throws single insatiable woman into the spotlight being of the cl~s who the poster child for freakish, sinful, ravenous, raw, and animalistic coitus.
Eric Melin(Scene-Stealers.com): Somehow, contemptuous opposition all the meta digressions, unlikely coincidences, and nihilistic tendencies of von Trier's storytelling (the ending certainly subscribes to this propensity), a convincing sense of sadness and detriment comes through.
Matt Brunson(Creative Loafing): It ultimately offers as much insight into the fertile psyche as one of those tampon commercials that shows a woman with alacrity riding a horse down a light-dappled beach.
Robert Denerstein(Movie Habit): Von Trier continues the harass
Brad Keefe(Columbus Alive): As the replete breadth of von Trier's film comes into focus, so do the successes and failures. As exhausting considered in the state of this might be, I think I'd like to pay attention the full film in one lucubration.
Jeff Meyers(Metro Times (Detroit, MI)): It's in the same proportion that if von Trier is incapable of nuance, declaring each action, every thought and thematic note, with on-the-nose bluntness.
Marc Mohan(Oregonian): Explicit, faulty and bold, but ultimately grating and unpalatable.
Stuart Klawans(The Nation): Rather than yield to von Trier's logical, I would advise others to cook the wrong thing and break facing with Volume I, when the games expiration.
Rachel Bowles(The Skinny): Nymphomaniac's clunkiness and rage to shock could be forgiven suppose that it wasn't so uniformly blockish. With a talent such as Lars, it in reality is unforgivable.
Robert Levin(amNewYork): It's a parable, a metaphor, a detour, a film that calls attention to its conformation so relentlessly that its emotional impinging is fleeting at best.
Jim Schembri(3AW): Blistering, honest, resentful and full of confronting ideas…afresh proves that button-pushing director Lars von Trier is a much more intelligent, thoughtful and genuinely polemical filmmaker than his roguish public effigy would otherwise suggest.
Jeffrey M. Anderson(Combustible Celluloid): [A] severe couple of minutes… reduced the entirety of Nymphomaniac to something less than duplicity and more like an experiment to touchstone the audience's mettle. It's being of the kind which if nothing that came before it mattered.
Duane Dudek(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel): Dedicated cinephiles who be warmed an obligation to see what von Trier has performed are unlikely to reach consensus up~ whether he is an exploitative provocateur or crusading pamphleteer.