| Original Score: 2/5
Santa Sangre's content puts it beyond the call of duty for even the most slavishly devoted art-house denizen.
| Original Score: 2/4
It's a weird film.
| Original Score: C+
The result is nonsense of a very extravagant, alienating, private sort.
What Jodorowsky lacks is a sense of humor, in the absence of which his films turn ludicrous.
While it's not especially easy viewing, and unquestionably not for all tastes, Santa Sangre is exhilarating, challenging, enigmatic and distressing, but entirely rewarding and entertaining.
| Original Score: 9/10
Masterfully directed and relentlessly lurid, Santa Sangre somehow manages to make Jodorowsky's acid western El Topo look sane.
| Original Score: 4/5
What's probably most amazing about Santa Sangre is that most of it works, and almost never does it feel like it's being unsettling just for the sake of it.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Santa Sangre has ample affection for outcasts and much to say about religious hypocrisy.
Promoted with the apt slogan 'Forget everything you have ever seen', Jodorowsky's film takes no prisoners, except maybe for purposes of torture.
The quality that Jodorowsky has above all is passionate sincerity. Apart from his wildly creative style, apart from his images, apart from his story inventions, he has strong moral feelings.
| Original Score: 4/4
Unforgettable, whether you like it or not.
[A] red-hot Jungian gumbo of clowns, nuns, amputated arms and a dead elephant.
Jodorowsky's bold, brassy tale of psychos and circuses, Freud and fanaticism, still stirs the blood.
| Original Score: 5/5
A ridiculous, pretentious, fascinating, and unforgettable horror film from one of cinema's true originals.
| Original Score: 7/10
The impression is of an old-school horror with sporadically interesting experimental ornamentation.
| Original Score: 3/5
When one discusses the artform's icons, Alejandro Jodorowsky must be mentioned.
| Original Score: 10/10
The Mel Brooks of vulgar surrealism, Jodorowsky's basic principle is that if you throw 30 outrageous ideas at the audience, 2 or 3 are bound to make an impression.
An essential work of phantasmagorical cinema.