The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Reviews

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 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
The problem is that this slick piece of schlock is dull, risible and, ultimately, boring.
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.
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.
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.
August 26, 2010
[The sequel] is already in the can. Which is where many of us will be, seeking relief for emetically affected stomachs.
August 23, 2010
David Cronenberg this ain't.
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.