American Mary Reviews

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."
May 31, 2013
Writer-directors Jen and Sylvia Soska don't seem to have their material completely under control, but they've created a worthy entry in the Freaks school of cult cinema.
May 31, 2013
This is truly a cut above.
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.
May 31, 2013
It's a truly interesting slasher fest; in this one, the heroine gets to be both beauty and beast.
May 30, 2013
Combines gore, quiet dread, feminist conviction and a visual classicism, often using a red palette, with impressive, unbelabored dexterity.
Top Critic
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 22, 2013
Once in a while, a mould-breaking horror movie signals the arrival of a unique talent: doubly so in this case, since this bracingly perverse 'body modification' tale was made by Canadian twins Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the Twisted Sisters.
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 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 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.
August 31, 2012
American Mary may be very entertaining, but it also leaves viewers with plenty to dissect, right from the first word of its provocative title... one of the very best films at this year's FrightFest, and practically guaranteed a lasting cult status.