Has some scattered witty notions, but it is not funny.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
"Elektra Luxx'' needs a star whose secret weapon is that she only looks and sounds as dumb as people think she is. It needs Melanie Griffith.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
While milking humor and pathos from porn is a fine idea, Elektra Luxx is too reverent to land any real punches.
Mark Holcomb - Village Voice
It isn't clever enough to be even momentarily diverting, and it's about as sexy as oatmeal.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
Despite the fine thesping seen in this innocuous piece of fluff, the whole amounts to less than the sum of its parts.
Ronnie Scheib - Variety
A porn star's midlife crisis makes for a limp story in "Elektra Luxx."
Kyle Smith - New York Post
Micro-budgeted sequel improves on its obscure predecessor while giving ample screen time to actresses who don't get enough elsewhere.
John DeFore - Hollywood Reporter
"Elektra Luxx" has a playful, breezy sexiness that gives the world of the film, porn biz and all, a refreshing innocence.
Mark Olsen - Los Angeles Times
Elektra Luxx has its moments, but the overriding reaction is "Why?" Not only did its predecessor not merit a sequel by anyone's standards, but this is a forgettable film briefly buoyed by lines and energetic performances.
- The Playlist
Writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez is all over the map with a bizarre multi-character drama that never really clicks.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
Offbeat, and powered by a game cast, but also full of spun-off asides and backstories that aren't smoothly integrated into the final product, or made to have forward-reaching consequences.
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
An odd but often laugh-out-loud funny mix of absurdist humor, raunchy backstories, and genuine pathos.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
Everything about this movie is off.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
While I admired the acting, it just never really came together into a cohesive whole that I could appreciate, but it's still an interesting, laudable attempt at making something different.
Chris Bumbray - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
I loved the film's humor and subversive attitude. The entire cast is fantastic, with (Julianne) Moore's brief appearance (as the Virgin Mary) a particularly nice touch.
Fr. Chris Carpenter - Movie Dearest
Kam Williams - NewsBlaze
Carla Gugino and Joseph Gordon-Levitt perform superhuman work trying to keep this mess together, but can only do so much when faced with such arbitrarily plotted nonsense.
Chris Barsanti - Film Journal International
Gugino and the rest of the mostly female cast clearly savor the chance to strip and swear in a free-play environment, which is a nice way of saying the film is hopelessly flabby and lacks coherence.
Mark Keizer - Boxoffice Magazine
Too ramshackle and sloppy to leave much of a lasting impression.
Ethan Alter - NYC Film Critic
You sense that the characters, as much as we, are waiting for something to happen.
Moira MacDonald - Seattle Times
sometimes clever, sometimes just odd
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
The intended colorful irreverence looks a lot like standard indie quirk.
Scott Tobias - AV Club
The whole thing feels too sketchy, too tossed-off, to hang together as a movie. But as a TV series - on HBO, Starz, Showtime or even FX - this material might actually work.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
Sebastian Gutierrez joins the ranks of directors who have employed their wives or loved ones as sex objects in their pictures. Unfortunately, he has none of the talent of a Jean-Luc Godard or even a Brian De Palma.
Peter Keough - Boston Phoenix
In the grand tradition of Critters 4 and Hellraiser 7 comes Elektra Luxx, a sequel to a motion picture few actually saw...an overly talky and scattered feature, but so was 2009's Women in Trouble.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
The picture is rambunctiously affectionate; Guiterrez may go for the broad joke, but never the cheap one.
Stephanie Zacharek - Movieline
Gutierrez clearly has great affection for his characters, but his artless, airless construction gives audiences scant chance to understand why.
Eric Hynes - Time Out
Elektra Luxx only offers a sliver of what made [Women in Trouble] one of 2009's underrated gems.
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com
Few sequels are less warranted than Elektra Luxx, a follow-up to 2009's multi-character mess Women in Trouble.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine