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Amer Reviews

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Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters
May 15, 2013
... those willing to immerse themselves in the film's own peculiar sensibility (never before has the connection between horror films and pornography been more obvious) will find it to be a rewarding, if also disturbing, experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Philip French
Guardian
January 10, 2011
This is art-house horror, a pure cinema for connoisseurs, a return to late-19th-century decadence.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
January 10, 2011
It's beautifully made but feels more like an art installation than something you might savour in a cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 10, 2011
By turns disturbing, suspenseful, puzzling and terrifying, Amer is a stylishly directed, visually stunning pastiche of Italian genre cinema with a superb soundtrack and terrific performances from the three leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Xan Brooks
Guardian
January 6, 2011
For all its gloss and panache and giddying crash zooms to the keyhole, Amer is finally little more than a prolonged tease of a movie; provocation without a purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nicola Woodham
Electric Sheep
January 6, 2011
Generally, Amer's film language is akin to a glossy car advert in the style of giallo. At other times, the filmic experimentation is uncompromising, any meaning dissolves and only enigmatic imprints are left.
Leo Robson
Financial Times
January 6, 2011
With its excitable score (assembled from old gialli), expressionist colour palette and invasive close-ups, it is heady, head-scratching fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
January 6, 2011
Fans lamenting the decline of Italian fear maestro Dario Argento will be relieved to find his legacy in such talented hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
January 5, 2011
It's perhaps asking a bit much to read it as anything more than a claustrophobic portrait of sexual danger, but it still fulfils that highly specific brief with blood-splashed gusto.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sam Toy
Empire Magazine
January 3, 2011
Not for everyone, but fans of Dario Argento will find plenty to like about this otherworldly study of sex and sensuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
January 3, 2011
Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet's baroque Belgian beauty pays homage to '70s Italian horror but brims with its own sexualised currents of threat and promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Dunn
The Skinny
December 29, 2010
Near wordless, the film is a banquet of baroque imagery and kaleidoscopic colour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
November 26, 2010
Duplicates the style and hothouse psychosexual passions of its '70s predecessors with such self-consciousness that little unsettling emotion emerges.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Andy Klein
Brand X
November 17, 2010
[T]hey have re-created, in exaggerated form, the virtues and vices of '70s/'80s Italian giallos...
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
November 4, 2010
A woozy, deeply eroticized and entirely cinematic fever-dream, an homage to Italian giallo re-imagined as a sort of avant-garde, French rave trance film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 29, 2010
A voluptuous wallow in recycled psychosexual kitsch.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 28, 2010
A bravura exploration of fear and desire, a visual tour de force composed of cropped images, strobe cuts, bizarre psychological twists and a steamy sensuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
October 28, 2010
While Amer isn't for everyone, it's bound to be a sweet treat for those who swoon to style.
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
October 28, 2010
a hallucinatory creeper
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Stephanie Zacharek
Movieline
October 28, 2010
Unsettling, energizing and more than a little mystifying, Amer is the kind of movie that may leave you feeling indifferent or puzzled at the end. But damned if it doesn't return, days later, to visit -- kind of like a killer in black leather gloves.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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