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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Reviews

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Will Leitch
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+
Josh Bell
April 29, 2010
Without a sense of humor or a sense of purpose, all The Human Centipede ultimately ends up with is empty shock value.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep
August 3, 2010
Anyone expecting fountains of gore and scatological filth will be surprised at how much the film doesn't show.
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
August 19, 2010
Although it's stomach-churning at times, it's never really scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 6, 2010
The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don't shine.
April 29, 2010
The Human Centipede's biggest shock is that it's really nothing more than another low budget horror film.
| Original Score: C+
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 7, 2010
Centipede is disgusting, but don't hate it because it's gross; hate it because it's bad.
| Original Score: 1/4
Robbie Collin
News of the World
August 19, 2010
However rank the idea might be, the execution'll barely make you flinch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Gilchrist
October 27, 2009
...the kind of cult sensation that earns immortality on the merits of its gobsmacking levels of gore, despite the fact that all in all it's really not a very good film.
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
May 11, 2010
This is not entertainment. This is torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
April 28, 2010
To admit complete disgust with Centipede is exactly what the filmmaker wants; however, the picture commits an even greater sin, despite all the arm flailing and slosh of perversion: it's a complete and unforgivable bore.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Prairie Miller
April 24, 2010
Surgical kidnapping in 3 languages, and out of control mismanaged health care with no possibility of medical malpractice lawsuits in sight. Or more to the point, what in the world is bugging director Tom Six. Hold the insecticide.
Mark R. Leeper
April 30, 2010
In THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, relatively standard mad scientist horror film elements combine with a truly twisted premise.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Geoff Berkshire
May 1, 2010
Don't be surprised if you feel more boredom than revulsion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 7, 2010
Overall, The Human Centipede seems like a movie of the moment more than a lasting classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
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
Jen Yamato
April 30, 2010
It's a BYOBB film: Bring your own barf bag.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 30, 2010
Deep down it's just more torture porn with an artistic gloss...
Peter Sobczynski
May 7, 2010
As pointless and nearly unendurable low-budget grotesqueries filled with stomach-churning imagery go, it is definitely a step up from "Babies."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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