Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
It'll get your blood pumping, before it starts spilling down your forehead. Read full review
It still works its way under your skin and, by the time the highly disturbed Frank’s casualties come back to haunt him en masse, cuts sanguinely to the heart. Read full review
Its audio-visual overload testifies to a group of filmmakers' belief that some films are made to be remade. Read full review
Maniac is a bit like watching an amputee play hopscotch: there’s no way that it’s polite to stare for this long, but you just have to see if this guy’s gonna make it to the end. Read full review
The movie shouldn’t be dismissed outright, either. It’s a creepy experiment that stays with you. Read full review
The scuzz-chic visuals, sleaze-synth score and deep-cutting gore are effective, and shooting from the killer’s POV proves a valid USP. But Wood, despite giving his all, cannot match Joe Spinell’s unhinged turn in the original: nightmares in a damaged brain indeed. Read full review
Slasher-movie fans, however, need not be put off by the stylized camera work and arty patina: this is down and dirty genre filmmaking, and the various slaughters, excruciatingly detailed scalpings and other atrocities are no less gruesome because of the highfalutin approach. Read full review
Khalfoun makes the audience privy to Frank's memories, migraines, and jarring hallucinations of his mother's recalled abuses. Read full review
This merciless work of anti-entertainment is arguably admirable for being as disturbingly disgusting as it wants to be. Read full review
That makes the latter portion of the film much more successful than what precedes it, an improvement aided by the fact that the POV device eventually feels less like the director trying to show off and more like an integral part of the story. But it's still not enough to save a remake that, rather than trying to fix the deep flaws of its source, just covers them in a shinier coat of paint. Read full review
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