By Owen Gleiberman
Updated October 13, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

Director Gaspar Noé proved a shock poet in Irreversible (2003). In Enter the Void, he’s a shockingly tedious show-off. In Tokyo, a drug dealer gets killed, and his soul rises out of his body to survey the life that led him there. Mostly, this means we watch routine doomy decadence while staring, literally, at the back of the hero’s head. It’s endless. C-

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