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Martyrs Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 3, 2015
It should fare well with fans of hardcore gore looking for something subversive.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Simon Foster
July 16, 2013
Martyrs is a groundbreaking work - it challenges the audience to endure heinous acts yet to emerge spiritually cleansed; to witness man's willingness to abuse, degrade and manipulate, yet leave the theatre more enamoured with humanity than ever.
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 13, 2011
Some call it torture porn, others might call it aggressive moralising, more still have say it's boring and pointless. In my view this level of dissent marks it as worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
December 1, 2010
it turns out to be concerned precisely with the nature and reception of extremity, posing uncomfortable questions about what it is that one really seeks in choosing to 'witness' scenes of horrific human abjection.
Jeremy Heilman
July 31, 2009
Perhaps more than any other horror film, Martyrs demonstrates the range of the genre's capabilities to find ways to excite, provoke, and disturb us.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
April 27, 2009
Martyrs is an absolute recommend, but only to those who are willing to accept the film on its own uncompromising terms. All others are advised to stay well clear away.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
March 28, 2009
Martyrs is a five star example of what modern horror can do, or a one star mugging of all that is decent. Forgive us if we go with the former.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Pat Liu
Little White Lies
March 27, 2009
It will most definitely divide audiences, having already done so all over the world. But Laugier has contributed a brave, brutal and original horror film for all to witness.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Graham
Total Film
March 27, 2009
Arthouse? Grindhouse? The Passion Of Joan Of Arc: Unrated Edition? Defying all boundaries, Martyrs relentlessly dishes the visceral pain and emerges as a work of not just ceaseless terror but also gravity and beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 25, 2009
O inquieto roteiro, que parece mudar sua trama de direção a cada 20 minutos, acaba fornecendo uma justificativa narrativa intrigante para toda a pavorosa violência que testemunhamos, embasando seu lado gore em uma temática metafísica surpreendente.
| Original Score: 4/5
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
March 24, 2009
You don't have to be Catholic to shudder at Pascal Laugier's bitterly apocalyptic Martyrs, but it helps.
February 1, 2009
Martyrs se veut un film vicieux qui ose énormément. Parfois même trop, d'ailleurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 28, 2008
...ultimately comes off as an unusually provocative horror effort that's sure to leave viewers thinking and talking about it long after the end credits have rolled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
October 8, 2008
French horror cinema that doesn't shy away from the rough stuff and aims to bring a few extra layers to the typically anemic slash-and-smash concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
September 7, 2008
MARTYRS is this year's INSIDE, both films are legendary in their own right... The only negative thing about Laugier's film is that once you see it, you'll never be able to see it for the first time ever again...
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 13, 2015
It's a hollow film with hopelessly annoying themes that don't arouse questions so much as eye rolls.
David N. Butterworth
April 13, 2011
Brutally well-conceived... for about 40 minutes, and then "Martyrs" flips on its own bloody axis and falls apart, existentially.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matthew Turner
January 14, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Keith Breese
April 29, 2009
ultimately a very off-putting one-trick pony
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
April 22, 2009
Martyrs marks new ground in the horror genre - just don't take that as a sign it's worth your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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