Santa Sangre - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Santa Sangre Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
February 13, 2011
... certainly the most accessible "Jodorowksy film," a vision filled with circus imagery, surreal scenes, grotesque violence and psycho-sexual trauma.
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
January 31, 2011
An essential work of phantasmagorical cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Fernando F. Croce
February 26, 2008
Unforgettable, whether you like it or not.

February 26, 2008
One of Jodorowsky's finest films, this art horror movie resonates with all the disturbing power of a clammy nightmare filtered through the hallucinatory lens of 1960s psychedelia.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 26, 2008
The Mel Brooks of vulgar surrealism, Jodorowsky's basic principle is that if you throw 30 outrageous ideas at the audience, 2 or 3 are bound to make an impression.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 4, 2008
It's a weird film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2007
A mishmash of religious and Freudian symbolism amid torrential bloodshed topped with Fellini flourishes.

TV Guide
August 29, 2006
A film that no adventurous moviegoer can afford to miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeremy Heilman
April 17, 2004
Santa Sangre is cobbled together from parts, in the best possible way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
February 24, 2004
Santa Sangre is as familiarly esoteric as Jodorowsky's other efforts, but it possesses very pronounced influences.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Jodorowsky offers a very polished game of interpretation. His eccentric film relies on the viewer's willingness to play along.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
[A] wild explosion of movie madness that culls from Freud, Jung, and surrealism to create a bloody circus of the mind.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 26, 2002
Fascinatingly perverse artsy horror film
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The quality that Jodorowsky has above all is passionate sincerity. Apart from his wildly creative style, apart from his images, apart from his story inventions, he has strong moral feelings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The result is nonsense of a very extravagant, alienating, private sort.
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 30, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
June 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
October 24, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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