The Master Cleanse (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Master Cleanse (2015)




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Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies), Kyle Gallner (Dear White People, The Haunting in Connecticut), Kevin J. O'Connor (The Master, There Will Be Blood) and Oliver Platt (Chef) have joined the cast which includes the previously announced Johnny Galecki and Oscar-winner Anjelica Huston. Friel, who stars in the upcoming Peter Horton NBC drama Odyssey, replaces Chloë Sevigny, who had a scheduling conflict. After holding onto heartbreak for several years, Paul (Galecki) decides to restart his life, joining a spiritual retreat designed to cleanse negative toxins from his body. But things take a turn when Paul and the other participants discover that the cleanse releases something far greater than everyday toxins and traumatic experiences. A soulful and humorous blend of Cronenberg body-horror and old-school Amblin, THE MASTER CLEANSE asks the all-important question: can we kill our demons before they kill us? (c) Bron


Critic Reviews for The Master Cleanse

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

A film with a remarkably clever and fun first act, but one that starts spinning its wheels around the halfway mark on its way to an unsatisfying ending.

July 27, 2016 | Full Review…

Master Cleanse isn't the easiest film to open up to. But Miller knows exactly how the third act should play, and he manages (thanks in part to the increasingly intriguing creature work) to reach an emotionally satisfying conclusion.

March 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Touches a chord of bittersweet feeling that a more genre-oriented thriller approach might not have managed.

March 18, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

While details grow shaky - the logic and repercussions of certain actions don't seem to hold up - the effect is still an oddly original effort that marks Miller as a filmmaker to watch.

October 24, 2016 | Full Review…

The film could have easily fallen flat, straying into B movie or comedy territory, but it's a masterful blend of horror, drama and comedy.

October 24, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

When events briefly take a dark turn at the end, we're left with more questions that should have been better answered in the movie proper.

October 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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