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S&Man Reviews

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Top Critic
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 1, 2010
A strange hybrid of personal journey, half-baked documentary and cleverly executed tease, S&Man (pronounced "Sandman") gets up close and personal with three of the more extreme makers of underground horror and fetish films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
September 29, 2010
S&Man is interested in the horror film in general as a perverse bridge between the genders.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
It explores the cheap and trashy yet it's fresh and engaging, with plenty of appeal for genre fans and outsiders alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
February 20, 2007
The question you then have to ask is: if it's so "offensive," why didn't you turn away?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
September 23, 2006
S&MAN may have too many themes flitting through it, but curious horror buffs will find it to be a knowing look at the lowest-yet-purest possible levels of a genre.
May 8, 2006
The only thing scarier than the [underground horror] movies may be the people who make them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Johnny Butane
Dread Central
March 31, 2006
Ultimately what Petty has managed to do with S&Man is produce a film that is both an interesting, discerning look at the most extreme of our genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric D. Snider
March 20, 2006
The film is graphic at times, owing to the inclusion of clips from the movies being discussed, but most of its creepiness comes from its ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
March 10, 2006
A darkly insightful and entirely fascinating study of the most disturbing material out there ... and why we like to watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
September 28, 2010
Petty's film devolves into a transparent and uninformative gimmick.
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Joe Leydon
November 26, 2008
It's not entirely clear whether helmer JT Petty is being deadly serious or perversely cheeky -- or both.
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