The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Reviews

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Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
August 19, 2010
Although it's stomach-churning at times, it's never really scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
August 19, 2010
However rank the idea might be, the execution'll barely make you flinch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
August 19, 2010
Laser is genuinely chilling as the medical madman with a God complex, only occasionally descending into cartoon villainy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
August 19, 2010
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.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 10, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep
August 3, 2010
Anyone expecting fountains of gore and scatological filth will be surprised at how much the film doesn't show.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 13, 2010
[M]ight as well be compiled from Nazi footage of human medical experiments, for all its casualness...
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 6, 2010
This is less a movie than it is the film equivalent of being dared to eat haggis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
July 6, 2010
An indelible waking nightmare
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
June 18, 2010
For better or worse, it delivers exactly (and only) what its title implies.
Full Review | Original Score: 58/100
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
June 14, 2010
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 | Original Score: C
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 28, 2010
A reasonably interesting mess in the spirit of Andy Warhol's Frankenstein.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
May 19, 2010
Basically an unremarkable innocents-captured-by-maniac thriller that happens to have one perverse idea as its central gimmick.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
May 16, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 14, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
May 13, 2010
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 | Original Score: C-
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
May 11, 2010
This is not entertainment. This is torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
May 11, 2010
If the movie works on any credible level, it's as a deranged, surreal experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 10, 2010
Intended on some level as a very very black absurdist comedy of perversion and repulsion -- John Waters meets David Cronenberg...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
May 8, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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