Although it's stomach-churning at times, it's never really scary.
| Original Score: 2/5
However rank the idea might be, the execution'll barely make you flinch.
Laser is genuinely chilling as the medical madman with a God complex, only occasionally descending into cartoon villainy.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
Six's direction is sleek and understated, quietly building suspense even if the film is never really scary. It is, however, stomach-churning
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Anyone expecting fountains of gore and scatological filth will be surprised at how much the film doesn't show.
[M]ight as well be compiled from Nazi footage of human medical experiments, for all its casualness...
This is less a movie than it is the film equivalent of being dared to eat haggis.
An indelible waking nightmare
For better or worse, it delivers exactly (and only) what its title implies.
| Original Score: 58/100
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.
| Original Score: C
A reasonably interesting mess in the spirit of Andy Warhol's Frankenstein.
Basically an unremarkable innocents-captured-by-maniac thriller that happens to have one perverse idea as its central gimmick.
| Original Score: B-
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
A film that, in bare description, sounds like the greatest outrage ever put to screen, but ends up being fairly tedious when watched.
| Original Score: C-
This is not entertainment. This is torture.
| Original Score: 1/5
If the movie works on any credible level, it's as a deranged, surreal experience.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Intended on some level as a very very black absurdist comedy of perversion and repulsion -- John Waters meets David Cronenberg...
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.
| Original Score: 4/5