Tenebre (Unsane) Reviews

March 5, 2019
Tenebre is essential Argento: perhaps the auteur's clearest articulation of his own psychological and stylistic obsessions, but with a more critical eye.
August 30, 2018
Rather more aggressive towards its viewer than one expects, and more surprising than a body count mystery in 1982 has any right to be at all.
October 9, 2016
Poorly executed with awkward line readings and badly sequenced scenes.
October 2, 2016
Argento delights in tripping up audiences with startling plot twists and bursts of extreme violence.
July 8, 2008
The film synthesizes all the familiar Argento motifs (psycho killers, bloody violence, convoluted plot twists, pulse pounding music) into an almost perfect symphony of fear that overcomes many of his traditional shortcomings.
May 29, 2008
In a way, it could be [Argento's] most personal film.
May 23, 2008
Tenebre is possibly Argento's most overtly sexual film, and at the heart of it lies an all-too human fascination with sexuality in all of its desirable and frightening forms.
June 24, 2006
Unpleasant even by contemporary horror standards.
June 20, 2005
May 8, 2005
December 24, 2003
July 22, 2003
Argento's most coherent film and one of his most shocking.
July 1, 2003
April 20, 2003
Gory but not particularly effective Argento horror flick, complete with his usual touches: secret villain, topless Italian beauties, and an overbearing organ score.
September 17, 2002
Tenebre is nearer to body of Argento's filmography, and seems like an homage to his early gialli; in comparison it marks the extent of the director's progressive evolution. Tenebre is among Argento's best films.
August 22, 2002
Not the director's best
July 26, 2002
March 14, 2002
If it looks like trash and smells like trash and photographs like trash, then it probably is trash.
December 4, 2001
Tenebre is a brilliant piece of self-reflexive cinema.