Martin

Martin

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  • Martin
    1 minutes 41 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

Opening

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21% A Long Way Down Jul 11
—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

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Coming Soon

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Martin Reviews

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October 28, 2012
On the lower edge of Romero movies. The plot is interesting and there is some good performances but the blood and special effects don't look right. A good film that is hindered by the time period it was made in.
The Phantom Creep
October 9, 2012
Martin is a very unique and chilling vampire movie.
Hellshocked
Hellshocked

Super Reviewer

April 10, 2007
A character that is equal parts tragedy and satire, "Martin" is at once a modern vampire film and a commentary on the state of the genre itself. Anchored by an impressive central performance, strong imagery and assured direction, this is easily Romero's most ambitious film. It is certainly not without its flaws but it is just as certainly a near masterpiece.
March 9, 2010
Strangest vampire film you'll ever see. Not really scarey but gets under the skin and creates a real sense of unease. Interesting performance from the lead John Amplas makes the film more thought provoking then it might have been. All the other acting ranges from passable to terrible. Worth checking out if you like odd films or if you're into Romero (he still says it's his favorite of the films he's made).

Just rewatched this (10/2012), and it's even better than I remember. Actually a very sad film, and becoming one of my favorite horror films.
October 9, 2012
This one had long eluded me, so when I finally got a region free Blu-ray player it was one of the first things I popped in to give it a look and can happily report that Romero's quiet vampire film from the '70s still holds up. John Amplas is great as the creepy titular character and definitely brings a very different kind of blood sucker to the screen.

Worth a look.
October 1, 2012
One of Romero's best movies and certainly his most personal film. A labor of love for Romero, which it is a character study picture. Amplas is excellent in the title role, about a strange disaffected 17 year old. Who thinks, he lived the life of a vampire before, because of a bizarre family curse. Although he is a very dangerous psychopath, who kills woman with his razor blades or anyone who gets in his way. But yet, he is somehow likeable after all the terrible things he does. In the outside, he looks like a flawed, somewhat slow human being, who gets no respect from his equally crazy uncle Cuba (Although he might be his cousin or that what Martin claims). Because he is a victim himself of his crazy family past. The movie does have an sense of humour, especially when Martin calls the local Radio station, talking about his crimes and what he thinks of society. Which, of course, the DJ doesn't take him seriously but he is amused by Martin's conversation. "Martin" certainly raises more questions than answers. It is a fascinating, bleak movie filled with black comedy and striking, sometimes documentary-style cinematography. One of the many highlights is Donald Rubinstein's sad, gothic music score and Romero's amusing cameo as a Priest!
October 2, 2012
an above average vampire thriller.
September 23, 2012
An original, artful, and grotesque horror film.
September 15, 2012
Yeah, so this movie is weird, and old, and cheesy. But I love it!
August 23, 2012
Romero's surreal and unique take on a teenage vampire character study
July 19, 2012
Fans of Romero and those who are interested in the beginnings of the modern horror movie have a lot to engage with but others will be bored by the slow pace and dated feel. When you compare it to contemporary large budget horror like Alien it pales hugely. Never the less you have to admire Ramero's eye for modernizing the Vampire tale without the heavy-handed allegory or weakening of the myth we have had to endure since.
June 8, 2012
96% on Rotten Tomatoes? My Arse, Fuck of mate! - Proppa shit film!
May 18, 2012
This is surely the most interesting and strangest vampire movie ever made. The ending is still horrifying and shocking even on multiple viewings
May 12, 2012
a vampire movie like no other....
April 21, 2012
Excellent B-movie horror from Romero, apparently it's being remade! (that could be the real horror)
January 3, 2008
Totally unique take on the vampire genre with an ending that stabs you in the gut.
March 31, 2012
The best vampire story ever filmed.
March 2, 2012
Superb film from Romero again testing a genre this time the Vampire genre and twisting it and playing your mind. Is he? Isnt he? a superb storyline, plot and superb piece of acting by Amplas
October 20, 2011
An awesome example of Romero's skill as a director. Films like this prove that he has a tremendous talent of making his audience think while he simultaneously entertains. The perception of honesty and terrific atmosphere are hard to describe in words, but one that comes easily is "Great."
February 14, 2012
Very Underrated movie, this is realistic vampires DONE RIGHT!
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