Martyrs Reviews

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 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.
March 31, 2009
The air of pretentiousness and the whiff of lesbian chic suggest that the bunch of nihilists who produced this garbage will claim something for it. All it really demonstrates is that there is something seriously rotten in the state of France.
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
The stylishly mounted first half zips along at a rate of knots while the gruesome make-up work will keep your gag reflex in violent spasm.
March 27, 2009
Martyrs is an unforgettable (not necessarily a good thing) endurance test of a movie that provides a quasi-philosophical spin on the torture porn genre.
March 27, 2009
You may well feel in need of a shower after sitting through Martyrs, a slick essay in Gallic torture porn.
March 27, 2009
Young women are brutalised to a place beyond pain, as part of an eschatological experiment. You really don't need to see this.
September 10, 2008
Film should score OK with hardcore gore fans, but others will expect martyrdom for sticking it out until the end.