Excision Reviews

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July 8, 2019
Excision has a delightfully depraved center with a knockout performance from AnnaLynne McCord.
February 28, 2019
Masquerades as a teen horror comedy, but the real story is the degenerative mental condition of the lead character.
February 5, 2019
A fine example of genre filmmaking that's positively brooding with tongue-in-cheek satire and vulgar, macabre imagery.
August 21, 2018
Excisionis a brilliant film that examines one girl who forcefully stands out.
August 26, 2015
It's the take-no-prisoners enthusiasm with which Bates leaps into his suburban nightmare that makes Excision so interesting.
November 8, 2012
McCord's elfin face has been transformed here with fake heavy eyebrows into something disturbingly simian and her low, uncouth voice provides a really weird sexual charge.
November 4, 2012
Excision isn't for the weak of heart or those hoping for a simple-minded watch, but can most certainly be a rewarding endeavor for any viewer needing a good character piece full of personalities worth a good psycho-analysis.
November 4, 2012
I liked this teen comedy-horror flick an awful lot. But then I'm warped.
November 2, 2012
There's an element of parody to this jet-black comedy, but the film is so creepy that it gets under our skin.
November 2, 2012
charting the horrors of adolescent alienation... writer/director Richard Bates Jr. is the exciting new face of disturbing, demented psychodrama.
November 1, 2012
It could have been David Cronenberg meets Todd Solondz, but ends up more of a cautionary cartoon on things you shouldn't try at home.
November 1, 2012
This disturbing, demented psychodrama cuts to the heart of teen growing pains.
October 31, 2012
You wait years for one quirky, necrophiliac, indie horror to arrive and then...well, only one turns up. Excision is probably why.
October 30, 2012
A very strange and rather disgusting indie thriller.
October 30, 2012
An overripe mlange of Cronenbergian 'body horror' and alienated Lynchian weirdness.
October 29, 2012
It won't be to many people's taste, but for those with strong stomachs, Excision presents a strain of horror that's grounded in real life, and one with more potency that most conventional slasher/torture fare.
October 29, 2012
Brave, transgressive, disgusting, thrilling - and boasting a 90210-defying turn from an uglified AnnaLynne McCord - Excision could have been this generation's Carrie.
October 29, 2012
Like the lovechild of Carrie and Napoleon Dynamite, Pauline is the oddball hero of a truly impressive, eccentric teen horror.
June 15, 2012
Bates' piercing originality and keen eye for framing and ear for dialogue sets it own precedents, standing tall on the stooped shoulders of Pauline and her teen-dream bloodlust.
June 13, 2012
Excision is no horror movie, but rather, a blood-strewn black comedy. It's an uneasy tone to strike, but Bates finds the right balance with his sharp script and just enough underlying tension.
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