Beyond the Black Rainbow 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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The A.V. Club

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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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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Village Voice

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Interesting little flick

By algodonalacran
This was a trippy film. The best way I can put it, is what if you combined elements of Altered States with Scanners, and then tried making that into an art film. Even then, that description doesn't...

By UltraNurd


Transcend into another reality

By filmvixen1970
This movie has a 80s feel with amazing camera angles. I love simple effects that were used. Absorbed into this 80s sci Fi feel...

By shuynhfdg

Finally, a truly weird movie.

By subgeniusbob
Everyone went and saw Inception and was like 'totally mind-blowing' and 'original' and all this yet it was just derivative crap. Now, I'm an old-schooler for movies that really warp the mind. Stuff...

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Rated R | For Bloody violence, disturbing images, a graphic sexual illustration, language and drug content