The Neon Demon Reviews

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June 27, 2020
This film uses the mediocre to feed the most insipid symbolic devices of the psychological horror genre. [Full review in Spanish]
April 1, 2020
The Neon Demon is a beautiful film, but it is so much more.
September 25, 2019
While we all know modeling and high fashion are hard industries with lots of backstabbing and manipulation, Refn's take is more surreal and unnerving.
August 7, 2019
Even in moments when we're supposed to be scared or thrilled, particularly in the tacky third act, you laugh at the absurdity.
August 6, 2019
The Neon Demon offers, without a doubt, incomparable style and substance.
August 2, 2019
The cinematography is so seductive, so sensual, that when paired with Cliff Martinez's pulsating score, The Neon Demon becomes something impulsively alluring even if it leaves one feeling rather icky.
July 23, 2019
It's an examination of superficiality, although one without a desired layer of actual subtext, attempting to terrorize with instances of Grand Guignol, which often feels adolescent when such shock values fail to seem perverse.
July 17, 2019
There's something pernicious in a world that places such a high premium on how a woman looks, but little of that feels explored. It's all a surface reading at best, but that's to be expected from a film so concerned with getting skin deep.
April 2, 2019
The Neon Demon swerves wildly between visionary genius and laughably trashy "shock" cinema - it deserves both one and five stars, so we've split the difference. You'll either love or loathe it.
March 30, 2019
THE NEON DEMON will be remembered as a great experiment gone somewhat askew. Rather than adopt cheap clichés and formula, Refn embraces complex themes to tell an astounding original story.
March 2, 2019
... brilliant both visually and in its hilarious skewering of a problematic industry I've never been able to understand or embrace.
February 20, 2019
The Neon Demon is a genuinely mesmerising combination of image and sound. It's a flashy film where you can't take your eyes off the screen in case of risking missing some perfectly composed and original shot.
February 11, 2019
They're saying something with this film...I loved The Neon Demon, but you have to know what you're getting into. This is the type of movie that will probably shock you.
December 24, 2018
The Neon Demon is most likely Nicolas Winding Refn's version of a comedy. Whether this is a good or bad thing will be up to each... viewer. What is indisputable is that Refn is a director of singular vision, strong opinion, and boundless confidence.
November 7, 2018
The end result isn't a rallying feminist cry so much as it is an intoxicatingly stylish slap across the face of good taste and moral decency.
November 2, 2018
Neon Demon is a film that is visually stunning, but it is lacking in substance, much like the models the film focuses on.
October 31, 2018
The script, written by Refn, Mary Laws and Polly Stenham, may not hold up when put under scrutiny, but at least what's on screen is pretty.
October 5, 2018
It piles on the vapidity because it wants us to know how vapid the world of modeling is, and it's so blasé about it that it's neither fun nor interesting.
August 29, 2018
A hilarious Grand Guignol satire of the fashion industry.
August 28, 2018
The Neon Demon is just as derivative as Drive, but it treats its influences in a more diffuse manner.
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