Martyrs Reviews

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July 30, 2020
Films at their best - and worst - continue to have tremendous power, and Martyrs is absolutely a film which encapsulates this.
June 21, 2020
Intense, disorienting, unsettling, upsetting, polarising - Martyrs is all these things, but it is also intelligent, moving and strangely transcedent. If you want to be put through the wringer by a film, make it this one.
February 22, 2020
This is not an easy film to watch, but it is a valuable film to watch.
February 19, 2020
The narrative wraps up on its own terms, leaving the viewer alone to ponder over precisely what just happened.
April 30, 2019
With Martyrs the horrifying imagery and gore are not the point or the source of entertainment ... It transcends the genre, and challenges the viewers to see beyond the horror.
October 19, 2018
Martyrs is something of a horror milestone-a dire one to some, but a movie to be reckoned with all the same.
October 19, 2018
Martyrs has an intelligence and a dogged determination to do and to say what its predecessors could or would not.
December 5, 2016
The kind of person who'd be inclined to seek the film out is probably not the kind of person who'd regret that decision.
November 3, 2015
It should fare well with fans of hardcore gore looking for something subversive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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