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The Cleanse (2018)

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Johnny Galecki (TV's "Big Bang Theory) plays Paul Berger, an unemployed, down and out, heartbroken man searching for happiness. When Paul sees an ad for a spiritual retreat promising to restart your life, he immediately signs up, hoping to cleanse himself and fix his broken life. But after only a few days, he discovers the cleanse is releasing more than just everyday toxins... a lot more. Also starring Anna Friel, plus Oliver Platt and Academy Award (R) Winner Anjelica Huston (Best Supporting Actress, Prizzi's Honor, 1985) as the leaders of the retreat, THE CLEANSE is a darkly humorous, weird, and soulful fantasy that examines the inner demons in all of us.

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All Critics (10) | 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…
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There are creatures in the film that obviously represent the past, disappointments, sadness, and everything that is weighing down people in their lives. The idea of giving that a face and having to confront it is a great idea.

April 4, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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…

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