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The Neon Demon Reviews

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November 1, 2018
Neon Demon is a film that is visually stunning, but it is lacking in substance, much like the models the film focuses on.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 27, 2018
The bland objectification of the modelling business, the self-loathing, self-mutilation, and desperation of the lovely young models, are cuttingly satirised, but in a way that not only normalises their attitude, but seems to revel in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 22, 2018
You'll find lots of blood and fashion here, but no characters who are even remotely likable or relatable... I can't imagine how this film ever got funded.
June 12, 2018
It thinks it can get away with its own contradictions by telling us we're missing the point. And maybe I am! But I couldn't possibly begin to care.
August 23, 2018
When the script is not being stunningly predictable it is plain old unconvincing, with twists that will make your head spin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2017
It feels a bit like Black Swan, with relationships between beautiful women conveying envy and lust and violence all at once, but it's less effective because each character is astonishingly boring and unlikable.
March 28, 2017
The Neon Demon provides plenty of eye candy, but not much food for thought. As a send-up of the vapid fashion industry, it's got nothing on Zoolander.
October 4, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 31, 2016
Pushing aside the earlier predatory male character in favor of a "women eat each other alive, but literally" story makes it fall short for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 18, 2016
Just as people clicking on your profile or liking your Insta means you have done something "good", people hissing at your film now affords you a weird kind of success. Only The Neon Demon isn't good, and most Instagram pictures are rubbish.
March 21, 2017
The photograph is stunning. But the story is a hot mess.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 22, 2018
Though stylistically and visually beautiful, "The Neon Demon" is immensely slow paced and is full of intense and on-the-nose symbolism that doesn't strike a real chord.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 19, 2016
The last thirty minutes of the movie descend into utter chaos and confusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 27, 2016
With this latest effort, Refn paints a lurid, confused portrait of girlhood and the fashion industry that is flashy, loud, and gory but unfortunately fails at all turns to touch on anything close to truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2016
Definitely confirm the null cinematic interest of a pretentious filmmaker convinced himself that is an artist (Nicolas Winding Refn). [Full review in Spanish]
July 7, 2016
I didn't need this film to tell me that beneath the glamour of the fashion industry lies a wasp's nest smothered in dog turd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2016
Vanity, narcisism, and how fake the world can be are imposed over the vision of a director that is full of himself. [Full review in Spanish]
June 23, 2016
It's strange and baroque waters that Nicolas Winding Refn submerges us in here, but sadly they're just as shallow as most of his onscreen fashionistas dressed to kill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 23, 2016
The film exploits vapidity at every turn, and consequently becomes a vapid ordeal itself. There's self-awareness there, sure, and it's effective enough, but it comes at the expense of true cinematic satisfaction.
June 30, 2016
Refn has always been a go-big-or-go-home filmmaker, but here that sensibility betrays him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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