1h 31m | Directed by Bruce La Bruce | USA, Germany | Comedy, drama
Teddy Award for Best Feature Film — Berlin International Film Festival
When an injured male leftist on the run discovers the remote stronghold of the Female Liberation Army — a radical feminist terrorist group whose mission is to usher in a female world order — one of the members takes pity on him and hides him in the basement. However, the man in the basement is just one of many secrets threatening to disrupt the FLA’s mission from within. Balancing sharp social commentary and salacious popcorn entertainment, iconic filmmaker Bruce LaBruce has created an experience that’s a blast to watch and just as much fun to dissect afterwards. (c) Cartilage Films
That LaBruce makes room for a nuanced critique of gender essentialism even as he celebrates this male-free utopia is what elevates The Misandrists beyond a merely (admittedly very) satisfying rendering of a salacious premise.
Jude Dry | IndieWire | Full review
The Misandrists is quite the miracle, a combination of satire, social commentary, light comedy, bad dialogue and obvious stock footage that, somehow, ends up working.
Sebastian Zavala Kahn | ScreenAnarchy | Full review