The Neon Demon (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Neon Demon (2016)



Critic Consensus: The Neon Demon is seductively stylish, but Nicolas Winding Refn's assured eye can't quite compensate for an underdeveloped plot and thinly written characters.

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When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

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Abbey Lee
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Critic Reviews for The Neon Demon

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Pretentious and self-indulgent, it seems tailor-made to appeal to lovers of the obtuse and inscrutable until it takes a left-turn into schlocky, gore-drenched splatter imagery.

June 26, 2016 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

Archly silly, quotable, visually hypnotic and perfectly suited for repeat viewings. On first watch, the film is bizarre, hallucinatory, shockingly gruesome. A second watch unlocks the dumb-clever charms of Refn's script

June 24, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Refn is hardly the first moviemaker to find a link between supermodels and scary monsters, but he may be the most style-minded one to make the connection. Imagine an issue of Vogue with Maleficent as guest editor.

June 24, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Things go downhill rapidly as the movie descends into horror material that is laughably grotesque yet so visually cool it remains fatally unfunny.

June 24, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

There's no denying the beauty of Refn's images, even if his puerile instincts are at odds with his obvious pretensions. Those who cry it's shallow and ugly won't be wrong; others will love it for those very reasons.

June 24, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A bold visionary artist, Refn seems able to revel in the culture of instant gratification while also subjecting it to critique.

June 24, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Neon Demon

Stunning, hypnotic and intoxicating, The Neon Demon is, however, a mess without structure, devoid of meaning and with no idea how to end. Full review on filmotrope. com

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Visually striking movie I am not sure I fully understood, but enjoyed watching.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Wow that was very weird

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

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