Anthony Lane, a film critic for The New Yorker, wrote that, "[l]ike any sane person, he drew a clear distinction between government policy and the folks up at the sharp and messy end who have to put it into effect."
"The film's release could not be more propitious," Mr. Lane said. "So assailed are we by reports of harmful pleasures, and of the coercive male will being imposed through lust, that it comes as a relief to be reminded, in such style, of consensual joy."
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