Santa Sangre (1989)
Critic Consensus: Those unfamiliar with Alejandro Jodorowsky's style may find it overwhelming, but Santa Sangre is a provocative psychedelic journey featuring the director's signature touches of violence, vulgarity, and an oddly personal moral center.
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Critic Reviews for Santa Sangre
Santa Sangre's content puts it beyond the call of duty for even the most slavishly devoted art-house denizen.
What Jodorowsky lacks is a sense of humor, in the absence of which his films turn ludicrous.
Drawing on his training in mime and his fascination with Gnosticism, Jodorowsky converted a story about a bizarre murderer into a grand work of art, full of symbols and imagery that reach beyond language to something primal and original.
Visionary and haunting, Santa Sangre is a mixture of blood poetry and gobbledygook that keeps springing astonishingly to life.
Audience Reviews for Santa Sangre
Part Dario Argento, part Pedro Almodóvar, part Quentin Tarantino. What a macabre work of art!
A new favorite of mine.
Once you make it through the first half, there's plenty of good creepy, strange, and disturbing material. But you have to make it through the first half to get there.