The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Reviews

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September 8, 2010
The problem is that this slick piece of schlock is dull, risible and, ultimately, boring.
August 20, 2010
It scales the heights of yuckiness. It places a flag on a hitherto undreamt-of Everest-peak of offensiveness.
August 19, 2010
the titular premise that scuttles all over the narrative brings with it a grotesque and sickening novelty to all the otherwise familiar, indeed pre-digested tropes.
May 14, 2010
This horror show from Dutch director Tom Six will be heaven for devotees of four-star torture porn and zero-star hell for everyone else.
May 13, 2010
A film that, in bare description, sounds like the greatest outrage ever put to screen, but ends up being fairly tedious when watched.
May 6, 2010
There are terrible movies and there are loathsome movies. And then there's that rare breed so idiotic, exploitative and sickening one wishes they could be scrubbed from memory.
August 5, 2019
Never as graphic as one would expect or as inventive as one would hope, there's very little here worth recommending, even to the morbidly curious.
May 23, 2018
With cult movies, execution is everything. And The Human Centipede delivers.
August 26, 2015
A horror import that actually has the confidence and audacity to deliver something disturbingly different.
June 22, 2013
Six seems, at some point, to have said to himself, It might be theoretically possible to sew a mouth to an anus and sustain life. Someone should dramatize that, and then he did.
April 4, 2011
I's at times heart-racingly tense, less gory than you'd expect, hilarious, horrible, and not like anything else you've ever seen.
October 30, 2010
Deep down it's just more torture porn with an artistic gloss...
October 21, 2010
The evocative title, the lack of motive and the absence of genre tropes are completely intentional -- Six is giving us what we want, reminding us all the while that getting exactly what we want is usually the last thing we should ever really have.
October 14, 2010
The Human Centipede won't be everyone's cup of tea, but if you're willing to sit through the film's gory moments, and delve deeper into the narrative, there's something genuinely enthralling about this shocker.
October 13, 2010
The film deserves some points for being sickening and over the top.
October 11, 2010
Yet despite the disturbing subject matter, Six directs the film with surprising restraint. You wont find any handheld shakycam, excessive gore, or fast-cutting here.
October 11, 2010
The surprising thing in this era of explicit gore is that filmmaker Tom Six takes a rather elegant approach to his gross out premise.
October 9, 2010
These folks -- both in front of and behind the camera -- really threw themselves into their work, and, provided you have an open mind, it shows.
October 7, 2010
September 28, 2010
There is a tradition among mad scientists who exhibit creativity with their victims that comes down to three little words: some assembly required.
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