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Santa Sangre Reviews

November 15, 2013
You can say this: It is never boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 15, 2013
Santa Sangre's content puts it beyond the call of duty for even the most slavishly devoted art-house denizen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2013
What Jodorowsky lacks is a sense of humor, in the absence of which his films turn ludicrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 26, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 26, 2012
Visionary and haunting, Santa Sangre is a mixture of blood poetry and gobbledygook that keeps springing astonishingly to life.
September 18, 2012
The impression is of an old-school horror with sporadically interesting experimental ornamentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
March 16, 2007
A mishmash of religious and Freudian symbolism amid torrential bloodshed topped with Fellini flourishes.
May 20, 2003
Mr. Jodorowsky offers a very polished game of interpretation. His eccentric film relies on the viewer's willingness to play along.
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
January 1, 2000
The result is nonsense of a very extravagant, alienating, private sort.