...The Woman suffers from a pervasively low-rent feel that remains a distraction from start to finish...
| Original Score: 2/4
There are really no artistic merits to be found here. The film glorifies violence and is overly offensive in every way possible.
| Original Score: 2/10
I wish this movie were as offensive as it wants to be: that revulsion would have given me something to do during this movie other than watch it.
| Original Score: D-
McKee, never one to shy away from controversy, juggles some impressive themes, including civility, raw emotion and the true nature of crime.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Calculatedly ugly and undeservedly controversial.
Not only is it banal in a kitchen sink way, it's just a reiteration of the same argument.
Subtle as a mugging and gleefully outrageous, "The Woman'' is a feminist parable disguised as a sicko midnight horror movie.
[G]naws at our notions of what's proper and what's improper, dredging up unexpected horrors from the most banal of ordinariness...
The Woman suggests that perhaps May was merely a fluke. A bafflingly angry, ugly demonstration of dehumanization, the feature is a glacial, low-rent addition to the suffering subgenre.
| Original Score: D
Rewards your endurance with an utterly insane 30-minute climax of violence, audacious gore and all-around bad behavior.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Feral woman meets a lawyer/monster.
... despite its reputation as a gratuitous shockfest, (it's) tense, well-paced, and does have some social commentary to make. By way of screaming, of course.
The characters and the audience alike will have to endure much misery and a ham-fisted illustration of gender dynamics, offered up as an especially cockeyed comedy of manners...
Suspenseful, disturbing and creepy. Pollyanna McIntosh gives a raw, brave performance.
"The Woman" is a pretty good horror movie, with interesting performances.
| Original Score: 3/5
Excitingly unique, deeply disturbing, and beautifully macabre. Why can't more films be as proudly one-of-a-kind as this one?
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Like David Cronenberg and Roman Polanski, Mr. McKee is a master at drawing suspense from pregnant silences.
| Original Score: 4/5
(S)omething of a masterpiece - a weird work of art, but a surreality to celebrate none the less.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Director Lucky McKee and veteran horror scribe Jack Ketchum take elements of lesser horror movies...and twists them into a unique and fascinating original.
| Original Score: B+
"The Woman'' is disturbing, lurid and perverse, but that isn't necessarily bad: Horror buffs, especially fans of Ketchum, will be overcome with joy and excitement.
| Original Score: 3/4