• Released
  • May 18, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 50 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 12 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A sedated woman with ESP tries to escape from the secluded commune where she's been held captive.

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Slant Magazine

By Simon Abrams
Something like a trippy grindhouse homage whose familiar images are refracted through a prism of blacklight posters, Jodorowsky films, and...
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83

The A.V. Club

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Beyond The Black Rainbow is more surface than substance, but those surfaces are gleamingly polished enough to make for a hypnotic...
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80

Time Out New York

Though the finale feels a bit anticlimactic, the lysergic atmosphere, synth-heavy score and logic-resistant story line more than earn...
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80

Village Voice

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At heart, the film is no more (or less) than a brilliantly executed lark, but it's not often that we're reminded with such potency that...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
As filmmaking debuts go, Panos Cosmatos' Beyond the Black Rainbow is as striking as it is nuts.
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Unless you're among those who still drop acid as a midnight-movie apéritif, your enjoyment of this retro oddity remains far from...
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

Beyond the Black Rainbow is the kind of movie whose cool-looking trailer entices you to midnight screenings, but the film will bore you so...
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38

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Beyond the Black Rainbow has a doomy, dreamy, druggy, draggy feel that's impressively sustained - until it becomes oppressive, then...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Add two more stars here if zoning out to weirdo-dreamy, '80s public-access TV with a synthesizer soundtrack is your idea of midnight fun....
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12

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
His late father directed "Rambo: First Blood,'' but Panos Cosmatos' debut feature couldn't be more different - this would-be cult classic...
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Rated R | For Bloody violence, disturbing images, a graphic sexual illustration, language and drug content