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.
In between hallucinations a young man kills at the telepathic command of his armless mother. Jodoworsky's takes a stab at making a surrrealist slasher flick, and the result is his most accessible film.