• R, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Tom Six
    In Theaters:
    Apr 28, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 5, 2010
  • IFC Films


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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Reviews

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Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

Although it's stomach-churning at times, it's never really scary.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 2/5

August 19, 2010
Robbie Collin
News of the World

However rank the idea might be, the execution'll barely make you flinch.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 2/5

August 19, 2010
Terry Staunton
Radio Times

Laser is genuinely chilling as the medical madman with a God complex, only occasionally descending into cartoon villainy.

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

August 19, 2010
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

the titular premise that scuttles all over the narrative brings with it a grotesque and sickening novelty to all the otherwise familiar, indeed pre-digested tropes.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies

August 19, 2010
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Six's direction is sleek and understated, quietly building suspense even if the film is never really scary. It is, however, stomach-churning

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 10, 2010
Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep

Anyone expecting fountains of gore and scatological filth will be surprised at how much the film doesn't show.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

August 3, 2010
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[M]ight as well be compiled from Nazi footage of human medical experiments, for all its casualness...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

July 13, 2010
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This is less a movie than it is the film equivalent of being dared to eat haggis.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3/5

July 6, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

An indelible waking nightmare

Full Review Source: CinePassion

July 6, 2010
Jeremy Heilman

For better or worse, it delivers exactly (and only) what its title implies.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 58/100

June 18, 2010
Bill Clark

It's not a film I can recommend except to those who fully know what they're getting themselves into, but it's also effective and professional enough that it can't be immediately dismissed.

Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony | Original Score: C

June 14, 2010
Louis Proyect

A reasonably interesting mess in the spirit of Andy Warhol's Frankenstein.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

May 28, 2010
Eric D. Snider

Basically an unremarkable innocents-captured-by-maniac thriller that happens to have one perverse idea as its central gimmick.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B-

May 19, 2010
Eric Melin

It delivers on more than it should. It's visceral when it needs to be, funny when you think it shouldn't be, and has one thing most modern horror flicks almost never have--a horrifying and truly satisfying ending.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3/4

May 16, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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This horror show from Dutch director Tom Six will be heaven for devotees of four-star torture porn and zero-star hell for everyone else.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2010
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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A film that, in bare description, sounds like the greatest outrage ever put to screen, but ends up being fairly tedious when watched.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

May 13, 2010
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews

This is not entertainment. This is torture.

Full Review Source: BDK Reviews | Original Score: 1/5

May 11, 2010
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders

If the movie works on any credible level, it's as a deranged, surreal experience.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 11, 2010
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Intended on some level as a very very black absurdist comedy of perversion and repulsion -- John Waters meets David Cronenberg...

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

May 10, 2010
Rob Gonsalves

At a time when my beloved horror genre is infested with the fleas and ticks of remakes and "reboots," here's a movie that injects some new, ice-cold blood.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

May 8, 2010
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