The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Reviews

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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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
August 19, 2010
With dark humour from time to time, underneath an extremely repulsive concept, this is a relatively conventional horror movie.
August 19, 2010
Laser is genuinely chilling as the medical madman with a God complex, only occasionally descending into cartoon villainy.
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.
August 10, 2010
Six's direction is sleek and understated, quietly building suspense even if the film is never really scary. It is, however, stomach-churning
July 6, 2010
An indelible waking nightmare
June 18, 2010
For better or worse, it delivers exactly (and only) what its title implies.
May 28, 2010
A reasonably interesting mess in the spirit of Andy Warhol's Frankenstein.
May 19, 2010
Basically an unremarkable innocents-captured-by-maniac thriller that happens to have one perverse idea as its central gimmick.
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