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The Sorcerers Reviews

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TV Guide
October 19, 2016
A subtly menacing film given the proper atmosphere by the mere appearance of Karloff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin
October 19, 2016
It is the overall effect that impresses rather than any individual scene or composition, but the "psychedelic experience" is particularly well done, with the victim's face literally disintegrating in blobs of colour.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2013
A gem that has gone under the radar and deserves more attention.
Full Review | Original Score: A
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 7, 2012
Karloff's mind-control process is analogous to cinema itself: an experience that allows people to embrace second-hand sensation, 'to do things' vicariously -- the more brutal and shocking the better, as in the case of some horror movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 7, 2012
Michael Reeves's heady excoriation of voyeurism
Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine
May 17, 2010
The Sorcerers interrogates the swinging sixties morality of 'pleasure with no consequences', prefiguring the way the hippy dream turned sour at the end of the decade.
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Boris Karloff brings his familiar adroit horror touch to the role of an aging somewhat nutty ex-stage mesmerist who aims to complete his experiments by dominating the brain of a young subject.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 31, 2008
The basic concept is ludicrous, but the execution is terrific.
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Enjoy it as a simple horror film. Don't try and make it more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Lizzie Francke
Time Out
February 9, 2006
As the Monserrats play audience to their victims' living scenarios, which the couple write to their own perverse specifications, this psychedelic horror film deals with the apparatus of cinema, and it still puts the mind in a spin.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film Threat
May 24, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
Reeves' finest moment was to come with Witchfinder General -- and the leap is enormous -- yet The Sorcerers is better than a mere curiosity piece.
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