• Amer
    1 minutes 15 seconds
    Added: Nov 11, 2010


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Amer Reviews

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Sarah Boslaugh

... those willing to immerse themselves in the film's own peculiar sensibility (never before has the connection between horror films and pornography been more obvious) will find it to be a rewarding, if also disturbing, experience.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 7/10

May 15, 2013
Philip French

This is art-house horror, a pure cinema for connoisseurs, a return to late-19th-century decadence.

Full Review Source: Guardian

January 10, 2011
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

It's beautifully made but feels more like an art installation than something you might savour in a cinema.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

January 10, 2011
Matthew Turner

By turns disturbing, suspenseful, puzzling and terrifying, Amer is a stylishly directed, visually stunning pastiche of Italian genre cinema with a superb soundtrack and terrific performances from the three leads.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

January 10, 2011
Xan Brooks

For all its gloss and panache and giddying crash zooms to the keyhole, Amer is finally little more than a prolonged tease of a movie; provocation without a purpose.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

January 6, 2011
Nicola Woodham
Electric Sheep

Generally, Amer's film language is akin to a glossy car advert in the style of giallo. At other times, the filmic experimentation is uncompromising, any meaning dissolves and only enigmatic imprints are left.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

January 6, 2011
Leo Robson
Financial Times

With its excitable score (assembled from old gialli), expressionist colour palette and invasive close-ups, it is heady, head-scratching fun.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 6, 2011
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Fans lamenting the decline of Italian fear maestro Dario Argento will be relieved to find his legacy in such talented hands.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 5/5

January 6, 2011
David Jenkins
Time Out
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It's perhaps asking a bit much to read it as anything more than a claustrophobic portrait of sexual danger, but it still fulfils that highly specific brief with blood-splashed gusto.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

January 5, 2011
Sam Toy
Empire Magazine

Not for everyone, but fans of Dario Argento will find plenty to like about this otherworldly study of sex and sensuality.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

January 3, 2011
Kevin Harley
Total Film

Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet's baroque Belgian beauty pays homage to '70s Italian horror but brims with its own sexualised currents of threat and promise.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

January 3, 2011
Jamie Dunn
The Skinny

Near wordless, the film is a banquet of baroque imagery and kaleidoscopic colour.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 4/5

December 29, 2010
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Duplicates the style and hothouse psychosexual passions of its '70s predecessors with such self-consciousness that little unsettling emotion emerges.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C

November 26, 2010
Andy Klein
Brand X

[T]hey have re-created, in exaggerated form, the virtues and vices of '70s/'80s Italian giallos...

Full Review Source: Brand X

November 17, 2010
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

A woozy, deeply eroticized and entirely cinematic fever-dream, an homage to Italian giallo re-imagined as a sort of avant-garde, French rave trance film.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: B

November 4, 2010
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A voluptuous wallow in recycled psychosexual kitsch.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 29, 2010
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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A bravura exploration of fear and desire, a visual tour de force composed of cropped images, strobe cuts, bizarre psychological twists and a steamy sensuality.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 28, 2010
Staci Layne Wilson

While Amer isn't for everyone, it's bound to be a sweet treat for those who swoon to style.

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October 28, 2010
Chris Cabin

a hallucinatory creeper

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 28, 2010
Stephanie Zacharek

Unsettling, energizing and more than a little mystifying, Amer is the kind of movie that may leave you feeling indifferent or puzzled at the end. But damned if it doesn't return, days later, to visit -- kind of like a killer in black leather gloves.

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 8/10

October 28, 2010
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