Box art for The Stendhal Syndrome

The Stendhal Syndrome

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest


A beautiful detective in pursuit of a savage serial killer-rapist who has been terrorizing Italy. When his trail leads Anna to Florence's famed Uffizi Museum, the investigation takes a violently psychotic turn.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    73%
  • Audience Score
    51%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- David Rooney, Variety, Friday, March 27, 2009

Rotten:

- Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews, Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Rotten:

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Asia has some very good moments in this film, and Dario has some signs of above average talent, but the movie is way to long and drags at points leaving you like moments but not the whole.

- michaeltoddbackus, Monday, June 18, 2007

4 stars

Very intense for a more thriller-style film. The obviously German stalker is perfect at being both incredibly creepy and epitomizing the privileges accorded to men such as himself. Asia Argento is fantastic in this.

- cleighs, Sunday, December 28, 2008

4 stars

Enjoyable and imaginative Italian supernatural horror fantasy thriller that has the feeling of Dario Argento's original 80's and 70's movies. Asia Argento is quite a dish in this movie and the gore is quite good, it's quite a surreal artsy horror flick but not for all tastes.

- Johnlindsey289, Tuesday, August 18, 2009