Maniac

Maniac

48%
  • Unrated, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Franck Khalfoun
    In Theaters:
    Jun 21, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Oct 15, 2013
  • IFC Midnight
  • Maniac
    2 minutes 9 seconds
    Added: May 23, 2013

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Maniac Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Director Khalfoun paints a wonderful and engrossing horror thriller that lets Wood shine as a bonafide monster...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

February 20, 2014
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Look, dating is tough.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 3/5

October 13, 2013
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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A creepy experiment that stays with you.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2013
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Khalfoun gives us an unflinchingly brutal film that places the viewer in the role of accomplice with disturbingly effective results.

Full Review Source: KPBS.org

July 5, 2013
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com

Thrilling and fueled by plenty of bloody carnage, Maniac is a horror film that knows how to wear its influences on its sleeve and capitalize on them.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 8/10

July 5, 2013
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Like a cover song that takes an original tune in a fresh new direction, Franck Khalfoun's remake of William Lustig's notorious 1980 slasher flick Maniac boldly serves up a familiar story with an exciting twist.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 21, 2013
Kofi Outlaw
ScreenRant

For some, Maniac will be disorienting and sickening; for others, it will be a deliciously twisted experience.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 21, 2013
Bill Gibron
EntertainmentTell

In order to get what this version of Maniac is doing, you have to look at the movie through different eyes. Aja and company did, and the results are a revelation.

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

June 21, 2013
William Goss
Film.com
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It's a bit like watching an amputee play hopscotch: there's no way that it's polite to stare for this long, but you just have to see if this guy's gonna make it to the end.

Full Review Source: Film.com

June 21, 2013
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Warts and all, "Maniac" still does what it should, digging under the skin and never for a second shying away from the grim realities of a protagonist who's not only an antagonist as well, but a violent sociopath.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 21, 2013
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

The redo also benefits from hindsight, creating a sleeker, more effective movie that remains as violent and irresponsible as ever.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: B

June 20, 2013
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Each killing is suffused with a strangely surreal empathy for both murderer and victim that recalls Jonathan Demme's genre-redefining The Silence of the Lambs.

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

June 18, 2013
Drew Taylor
The Playlist

It'll get your blood pumping, before it starts spilling down your forehead.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: B+

June 18, 2013
Rob Nelson
Variety
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A shocker of a remake, equal parts stylish and scuzzy.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 18, 2013
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Its audio-visual overload testifies to a group of filmmakers' belief that some films are made to be remade.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

June 15, 2013
Staci Layne Wilson
Inside Horror

Maniac is an elegant and carefully crafted film, from start to finish.

Full Review Source: Inside Horror

May 15, 2013
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered

Maniac is perfectly brutal, gritty, in-your-face horror with a film-noir bite, sporting a memorable performance by Elijah Wood that makes me wish horror films had their own Oscars-like event.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 9/10

May 3, 2013
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

Aside from being an exercise in point-of-view cinema, it's not clear why French filmmaker Khalfoun (P2) bothered to remake the notorious 1980 slasher horror.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 15, 2013
Jamie Neish
HeyUGuys

Maniac is excelled by a career-altering performance from Wood and an uncomfortable sense of realism that's vested - and maintained - throughout.

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

March 15, 2013
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy

Far too busy doing the filmic equivalent of poking you with a stick to see how much you flinch, and unashamedly so.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

March 15, 2013
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