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Mandy Reviews

October 15, 2018
It's bloody, it's nasty, and it burns.
October 5, 2018
Cosmatos' metal-to-the-max revenge thriller is more than just the sum of its deranged set pieces, choice as they are: Its slow-drip blend of hardcore pulp and demonic fantasy has a patience and all-consuming conviction that simply cannot be faked.
September 17, 2018
The movie's imagery is consistently unearthly; its pacing has a magisterial weight. Call it pulp Tarkovsky, maybe.
September 14, 2018
Cosmatos needs you to be charitable toward his performances. Or, barring that, he needs you to be stoned. Many will oblige.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2018
Every shot is composed with a directorial conviction heavy with hermetic knowledge and occult power.
September 14, 2018
There's a masterful version of this movie that runs notably shorter, but that doesn't mean there's not an unforgettable one the way it is right now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2018
For those who think nothing of staying up past midnight to devour the strange and fantastic, it hits the sweetest of spots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 13, 2018
If revenge films are a dime a dozen, then Mandy cost a bunch of dimes. The plot is straightforward but visually, aurally, symbolically, it's a heavy motion picture that may be too much for some audiences to handle.
September 13, 2018
Displays some decent visual gimmickry but shoots for mystical and epic but ultimately feels laboured and pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 12, 2018
This film is a fusion of kitsch and pulp, underscored with a genuine spiritual yearning.
September 12, 2018
It's the kind of extreme moviegoing experience made for midnight-movie cult worship.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 10, 2018
The film is about nothing-aside, of course, from the sight of a blood-spattered Nicolas Cage gritting his teeth as he rams the sharpened knob of his ax down someone's throat.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 10, 2018
Mandy may feel like a cult movie that assumes it already has a prefab cult...as a star vehicle, however, this film is fully scraping at the door.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 10, 2018
Cage is known for his erratic, unhinged roles. So if you love seeing him at his nuttiest, get ready for his craziest role yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2018
Cosmatos' ability to put us in Red's head - overwhelmed at first with pain and fury, then saturated by the strange drugs he for some reason feels compelled to try - make this much more than the usual exercise in vicarious bloodshed.
January 26, 2018
[Nicholas Cage] works precisely because there is a great actor underneath it all and because he does tap into something so ferocious that other people wouldn't dare to touch.
January 25, 2018
Mandy is heartbreaking: There's one lengthy close-up right around the middle when we see the light literally go out from Cage's eyes.
January 22, 2018
As if its sole goal was to take the heavyweight title of Nicolas Cage's Craziest Movie Ever, "Mandy" exhibits what Shakespeare called "vaulting ambition" in producing the nuttiest ways for Cage to get into one phantasmagorical showdown after the next.
January 22, 2018
For years, [Nicholas Cage] has swung wildly in search of gonzo material; at long last, he's found a movie willing to match his crazed intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
January 22, 2018
Were scientists to engineer an uncut, 100-proof cult sensation, it would probably look, sound, and kick like this.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 22, 2018
Anyone with a taste for Nicolas Cage in full gonzo mode should get some fun out of its fever-dream progress.