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Maniac Reviews

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May 16, 2016
Maniac is gripping from beginning to end and more intellectual than your average slasher flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 24, 2015
Does a fine job of balancing some legitimately smart ideas with its requisite moments of pain, suffering, and horror.
July 14, 2015
Leave it to the French to conclude that a remake of a quintessentially American (and steadfastly '70s New York) fleapit horror flick is not only possible but necessary.
February 20, 2014
Director Khalfoun paints a wonderful and engrossing horror thriller that lets Wood shine as a bonafide monster...
October 21, 2013
Maniac, like its forebear, simply doesn't possess enough material to warrant the full-length feature treatment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 13, 2013
Look, dating is tough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 5, 2013
There's nothing about Maniac to set it apart from the countless other films about countless other psychos who kill countless other women.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 25, 2013
A creepy experiment that stays with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 22, 2013
The motives for his character remain cloudy, and the film is more interested in gratuitous gore than suspense.
July 11, 2013
Frodo Baggins as a psycho-killer? Why not?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2013
Beyond the killings, there isn't much mystery to Wood's Frank. He has Norman Bates Syndrome. The end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 5, 2013
Khalfoun gives us an unflinchingly brutal film that places the viewer in the role of accomplice with disturbingly effective results.
July 5, 2013
The sadistic proceedings here are pointless, and not very scary.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
July 5, 2013
Thrilling and fueled by plenty of bloody carnage, Maniac is a horror film that knows how to wear its influences on its sleeve and capitalize on them.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 28, 2013
Perhaps the mannequin metaphor is best: though it's dressed to the nines, Maniac is ultimately just a piece of plastic
June 28, 2013
Khalfoun generates a handful of moments of stomach-knotting intensity, but this ultimately a gimmick film -- and the gimmick doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 27, 2013
Even the most ardent horror fan might struggle to find something to enjoy in Franck Khalfoun's remake of William Lustig's 1980 slasher classic, Maniac.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
June 27, 2013
It's not clear what exactly merited an updating of William Lustig's 1980 "Maniac" - a cheapo urban grimeball about a serial killer - but like a rash's unwelcome return, we got it anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 24, 2013
The POV approach makes the movie even harder to endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 24, 2013
The kind of empty brutality modern horror feebly disguises as unvarnished realism, Maniac offers a literal first-person perspective in an attempt to create either empathy or complicity, but instead generates only repulsion, or more often, boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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