American Mary Reviews

November 25, 2013
A sensational opening makes the disappointing final act hurt all the more as American Mary falls in a heap in its final act.
July 2, 2013
The almost excessively uneven narrative does, in the end, cancel out the effectiveness of the film's positive attributes...
June 27, 2013
Alt horror about a Seattle surgery drop-out is a mediocre specimen of the Canadian kinky flesh genre of "Antiviral," "Crash" and "Kissed." End credits say "For Eli Roth."
June 3, 2013
Creepy, perverted, disgusting fright flick filled with horrific imagery.
May 31, 2013
A mindless exercise in sadism that's neither scary nor a guilty pleasure.
May 31, 2013
Try as the sisters might, American Mary is neither scary or funny.
May 31, 2013
Given its many failings, nothing short of an extreme makeover could save American Mary. Scalpel, please.
May 31, 2013
Writer-director siblings Jen and Sylvia Soska allow their film to turn slack and unfocused after an enticingly lurid, wickedly tense first half.
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May 29, 2013
The acting is uniformly dreadful. The level of incompetence in both writing and direction is a scream.
May 28, 2013
The movie sags after Mary's weak-willed acquiescence to crime, instantly turning her into a dull-eyed monster.
May 28, 2013
American Mary is a mostly gore-and-freakiness delivery system, and that's fine if it's your thing, especially if you don't mind a frustrating plot that doesn't conclude so much as suture itself shut.
January 30, 2013
American Mary is surely a psychotic look into the world of body modification, but flatlines all too quickly to engage audiences completely.
January 22, 2013
If these loose threads and underdeveloped aspects leave American Mary less than fully satisfying, it's still a novel ride that confidently mixes horror, humor and offbeat character fillips.
January 22, 2013
American Mary is not a great film, but it's a great deal of fun.
January 22, 2013
The story is seriously revolting as it delves into grisly themes without much point while never quite connecting the narrative dots.
January 11, 2013
There's a Coney Island freak show feel to the horrors that unfold, and for a putative self-empowerment tract, it often feels gigglishly prurient.
January 11, 2013
The problem with American Mary - aside from some pretty atrocious B-movie acting from the support cast - is that it lacks a compelling third act.
January 11, 2013
The Soska sisters, rightly dubbed the Twisted Twins, have plenty of ideas alright, but are never very certain how to fulfil them cinematically.
January 10, 2013
It's made with gusto, but there's little dramatic interest for non-enthusiasts.
January 9, 2013
There have been some fatuous claims to girl empowerment here...but this is really on a feminist level with The Spice Girls wielding a surgical bone cutter.