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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 13, 2010
The film deserves some points for being sickening and over the top.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 11, 2010
Yet despite the disturbing subject matter, Six directs the film with surprising restraint. You won?t find any handheld shakycam, excessive gore, or fast-cutting here.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
September 8, 2010
The problem is that this slick piece of schlock is dull, risible and, ultimately, boring.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
September 8, 2010
A well-staged but exceedingly conventional payoff highlights the fact that the film, despite being based on a perversely scatological and quite horrific premise, is actually rather palatable in its execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2010
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is one of those movies that's much more entertaining to talk about than it is to actually experience.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
August 26, 2010
It's an undeniably revolting concept, but most of the actual gore would be matched by your average pre-watershed medical shock doc.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 26, 2010
[The sequel] is already in the can. Which is where many of us will be, seeking relief for emetically affected stomachs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 23, 2010
David Cronenberg this ain't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2010
I expected the film to be [R rated] B grade horror litter, but its conceit rises above the expectations, as does its technically polished execution and the dramatic seriousness of purpose
August 20, 2010
It scales the heights of yuckiness. It places a flag on a hitherto undreamt-of Everest-peak of offensiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2010
It's no shock classic, yet it lingers in the mind, prompting weird thoughts like, "Would I go in the front, middle or back?"
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 20, 2010
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take three human beings and sew them all together via their digestive tracts? Wonder no longer!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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