Teeth

Teeth

Teeth

High school student Dawn works hard at suppressing her budding sexuality by being the local chastity group's most active participant. Her task is made even more difficult by her bad boy stepbrother Brad's increasingly provocative behavior at home. A stranger to her own body, innocent Dawn discovers she has a toothed vagina when she becomes the object of violence. As she struggles to comprehend her anatomical uniqueness, Dawn experiences both the pitfalls and the power of being a living example of the vagina dentata myth.

Early reviews say the film never shies away from showing the gruesome carnage inflicted by this dame's chomping minge, and are not expecting this to be a popular date movie.

2007Rating: MA15+88 minsUSA
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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

An imaginatively demented horror-comedy.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Given how thoroughly all the subtext spells out the message... it seems unnecessary to make the actual text so raw, grotesque and graphic.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Teeth is extremely funny, very clever and still packs some cover-your-face bloody thrills that top any Saw or Hostel movie.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The one-note Teeth is just another trite rape-revenge fantasy.

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Time Out

Time Out

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen rape, incest or abuse dealt with so vapidly.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Campy, shameless and sophisticated, Lichtenstein's debut is gutsy and original.

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Salon

Salon

Teeth hinges on one strong idea but doesn't know quite where to take it, wobbling awkwardly between going for laughs and making its semi-delineated points.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Lichtenstein turns various images of emasculation into a black comedy that flirts, fairly tediously, with pornography.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

The film's mix of cheap gags, macabre coming-of-age story, social satire and Cronenbergian body horror is apparently meant to gel into black comedy, but it never quite does.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

As much as you applaud its satiric nerve, once Teeth has demonstrated how far it will go, its joke becomes repetitive.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A solid first effort that makes you extremely curious about the filmmaker's next project.

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Variety

Variety

A game, disarming lead performance from Jess Weixler... goes some way toward making palatable this mish-mash.

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