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Maniac Reviews

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Rachel Bache
New Zealand Herald
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
Scott Weinberg
August 24, 2015
Does a fine job of balancing some legitimately smart ideas with its requisite moments of pain, suffering, and horror.
Rob Gonsalves
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.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 20, 2014
Director Khalfoun paints a wonderful and engrossing horror thriller that lets Wood shine as a bonafide monster...
Simon Miraudo
October 13, 2013
Look, dating is tough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
July 25, 2013
A creepy experiment that stays with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Beth Accomando
July 5, 2013
Khalfoun gives us an unflinchingly brutal film that places the viewer in the role of accomplice with disturbingly effective results.
Chris Sawin
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
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide
June 21, 2013
Like a cover song that takes an original tune in a fresh new direction, Franck Khalfoun's remake of William Lustig's notorious 1980 slasher flick Maniac boldly serves up a familiar story with an exciting twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kofi Outlaw
June 21, 2013
For some, Maniac will be disorienting and sickening; for others, it will be a deliciously twisted experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bill Gibron
June 21, 2013
In order to get what this version of Maniac is doing, you have to look at the movie through different eyes. Aja and company did, and the results are a revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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William Goss
June 21, 2013
It's a bit like watching an amputee play hopscotch: there's no way that it's polite to stare for this long, but you just have to see if this guy's gonna make it to the end.
Dustin Putman
June 21, 2013
Warts and all, "Maniac" still does what it should, digging under the skin and never for a second shying away from the grim realities of a protagonist who's not only an antagonist as well, but a violent sociopath.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
June 20, 2013
The redo also benefits from hindsight, creating a sleeker, more effective movie that remains as violent and irresponsible as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
June 18, 2013
Each killing is suffused with a strangely surreal empathy for both murderer and victim that recalls Jonathan Demme's genre-redefining The Silence of the Lambs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
June 18, 2013
It'll get your blood pumping, before it starts spilling down your forehead.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Rob Nelson
June 18, 2013
A shocker of a remake, equal parts stylish and scuzzy.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
June 15, 2013
Its audio-visual overload testifies to a group of filmmakers' belief that some films are made to be remade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Staci Layne Wilson
Inside Horror
May 15, 2013
Maniac is an elegant and carefully crafted film, from start to finish.
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
May 3, 2013
Maniac is perfectly brutal, gritty, in-your-face horror with a film-noir bite, sporting a memorable performance by Elijah Wood that makes me wish horror films had their own Oscars-like event.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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