Encarnação do Demônio (Devil's Reincarnation) (Embodiment of Evil) Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
March 18, 2009
Half the problem with this trippy mix of sadism, satanism and social commentary is that so little is unexpected... [Coffin Joe] is a spent force.
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
July 3, 2009
With a script of pure gibberish stitching the pieces together, it's as though Ed Wood Jr, Clive Barker and Hieronymous Bosch had too much absinthe one night and decided to make a home movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 3, 2009
Embodiment of Evil is Brazilian torture porn, dragged from the dungeons of oblivion only because there is a summer "J" in the month and everyone is too hot or de-energised to resist.
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David Jenkins
Time Out
July 3, 2009
It may tickle a type of hardened horror connoisseur, but most will want a shower after seeing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Hanks
Independent
July 3, 2009
It's a very peculiar film indeed, the self-conscious nastiness at odds with Joe's rather bland philosophy of materialism and self-determination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Maher
Times [UK]
July 3, 2009
Hardcore horror fans will no doubt be impressed, but the cultural justification for this level of hateful misogyny must be slim indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Sunday Mail [UK]
July 3, 2009
Grotesque but stylish stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
August 28, 2009
Marins turns this final chapter in the character's quest for everlasting life into a Grand Guignol geek show, complete with shocking sequences of vivisection, cannibalism, and sexual sadism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
July 3, 2009
A daft mixture of the lurid and the ludicrous.
Matt Glasby
Total Film
July 3, 2009
Like a Vincent Price film for the torture porn generation, albeit closer to the grand guignol of Dr Phibes than the genuine distress of Witchfinder General.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Glasby
Film4
July 3, 2009
Beginning in prison, ending in a fairground house of horror, and taking in torture chambers, slums and Purgatory on the way, this is the bad-taste trip of a lifetime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
April 1, 2011
Imagine Aleister Crowley by way of the Marquis de Sade with a theatrical flamboyance, a voracious blasphemer in a Catholic culture...
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
July 3, 2009
A horror with a sense of its own absurdity, it's a cult classic in the making.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 3, 2009
Distinctive horror flick that doesn't skimp on the gore and nudity and features an amusingly rubbish central character, but it gets very repetitive and runs out of steam about halfway through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 3, 2009
For delirious offensiveness and imaginative grossout, this film deserves a congratulatory goblet of gore; and the surreal scenes of damnation have real chutzpah.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
July 3, 2009
Much demented laughter and lavish screams of terror decorate José Mojica Marins's outré Brazilian horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Elley
Variety
February 23, 2012
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