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Martin Reviews

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Robert Sellers
Radio Times
October 7, 2013
A neglected minor masterpiece from cult horror director George A Romero about a disturbed teenager who may or may not be a vampire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Total Film
October 10, 2012
It's rough around the edges (variable acting and flaky FX abound) yet it still intrigues, still disgusts and -- important, this -- still disturbs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Cobb
October 14, 2011
More than just a midnight-movie classic, Martin is inventive, haunting and bitingly smart. Forget the recent Land Of The Dead and see Romero at the top of his terror game.
Fernando F. Croce
March 29, 2010
I Was a Teenage Vampire, rendered by George Romero with breathtaking dolor and tenderness.
Top Critic
Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
George A. Romero is still limited by apparently low budgets. But he has inserted some sepia-toned flashback scenes of Martin in Rumania that are extraordinarily evocative.
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
October 18, 2008
Martin will baffle many fans of the vampire genre, but it's a satisfying treat for horror aficionados nonetheless, and beyond that, it's simply a superb piece of film-making.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 21, 2008
Aside from the zombie classics and taken by itself, Martin is also a kind of masterpiece.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
January 9, 2008
Romero's finest achievement may have been...[this] 1977 character study about a young, lonely man living in Pittsburgh who may or may not be a vampire.
Full Review | Original Score: A-

TV Guide
September 25, 2007
A shocking, thoughtful reworking of the vampire myth set in a dying American steel town.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
September 25, 2007
Gory thriller that makes fun of the vampire myth before the hammer blow of a truly shocking climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Tom Milne
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Romero makes stunning use of his Pittsburgh locations to create a desolate suburban wasteland, and at its best it is rivetingly raw-edged.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 29, 2005
Psicologicamente denso, o filme usa o "vampirismo" do personagem como metáfora das angústias de uma década conturbada, podendo ser "lido" de inúmeras formas diferentes.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
A seriously stark look at the modern vampire.
| Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
May 5, 2004
Creepy and weird. One of my favorite vampire movies ever.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 28, 2004
A surprisingly tender, ambiguous, and sexy film in which Romero's penchant for social satire is for once restricted to local and modest proportions.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 16, 2002
One of Romero's more interesting works, but slow
| Original Score: 3/5
Peter Ackroyd
The Spectator
October 15, 2002
I kept my eyes open throughout Martin, but it was principally in disbelief.
Scott Renshaw
Apollo Guide
July 25, 2001
A bit more than another horror film with delusions of social significance.
| Original Score: 72/100
Rob Gonsalves
January 1, 2000
The best Romero movie you've never seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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