The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Reviews

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.
May 6, 2010
It would be nice to report that Six ... has an eye for horrific imagery and a head full of fresh ideas - or, barring all that, that he's simply a hard-working hack. But this is lazy moviemaking based on the thinnest of concepts.
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.
May 6, 2010
This nasty stuff plays like a cross between Saw, Naked Lunch, and Bride of the Monster.
April 30, 2010
A must-see for coprophiliacs and spanking enthusiasts, The Human Centipede (First Sequence) may be the year's first mainstream fetish movie.
April 30, 2010
The Human Centipede, by skillful Dutch director Tom Six, might be compared to Hollywood schlock like Hostel. But it has a style and sense of humor sorely lacking in the American movies.
April 30, 2010
Although I'd certainly recommend it to hard-core horror fans, I don't think I'd ever want to meet anyone who truly enjoyed it.
April 28, 2010
Much of the film's ''entertainment value'' rests on the sadistically outlandish performance of Dieter Laser, who's like Boris Karloff starring in a movie by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
April 28, 2010
You really have to hate logic, party girls and evil German doctors to dig this excruciatingly stupid movie, whose main gag is creating a surgically linked chain of disbelieving adults.
April 27, 2010
It's definitive psychological horror, positioning the viewer to identify with the victim's suffering and lack of free will, even after harshly judging what they did with that free will when they had it.
April 26, 2010
The director forces into our mouths what he forces into the mouths of his female characters. The movie stinks to heaven.
April 23, 2010
The schlock humor of the first scenes is replaced with squirms-it's as painful as you're picturing and possibly worse.