Lords of Chaos Reviews

March 11, 2020
It only makes sense that one of the strangest stories in rock 'n' roll history has come back to life as one of the strangest movies you'll ever see.
March 29, 2019
Released into a culture that's experiencing a knife-crime epidemic, this 18-certificate film, which climaxes with another relentless and fetishised stabbing scene, feels almost bannable. Almost.
March 28, 2019
The violence was for me almost unwatchable, but it's a well-made and worryingly plausible film.
March 25, 2019
A puckish, pointed parable of youth culture pushed to the extreme.
March 1, 2019
Åkerlund stages the film's violence with an unsettling, unflinching reality, to drive home the difference between entertainment and the real world.
February 13, 2019
"Lords of Chaos" is two hours of boys behaving badly, but somehow forgets that the devil is in the details.
February 8, 2019
Akerlund's shock tactics-brain matter, blood spatter, and realistic-sounding howls of pain-are neither shocking nor thoughtful.
February 7, 2019
In Lords of Chaos, you never really know what these dim lost boys are rebelling against or manage to get inside of their heads... not that you'd ever want to.
February 7, 2019
Frequently unpleasant but oddly compelling - not least because Åkerlund ensures that the film never takes itself as seriously as its subjects did.
February 7, 2019
Akerlund, a veteran music-video director who intersperses "Lords of Chaos" with mildly surrealistic bursts, never establishes a coherent or interesting point of view.
February 6, 2019
Fascinatingly grim...
October 18, 2018
Two hours is a long time to point out how foolish and sexist teenage boys can be over and over again.
February 2, 2018
Lords of Chaos provokes both awe and repulsion, but not necessarily admiration for a musical form and subculture unwaveringly devoted to literalism, no matter how extreme.
January 27, 2018
Euronymous shaped the Norwegian Black Metal scene. You'd think that'd make him cool, but Åkerlund wisely doesn't buy it.