XX Reviews

July 20, 2019
There's a virtue in not revealing too much to the audience, but XX errs in too often using the unknown as a crutch.
November 5, 2018
Tthe female-directed horror short collection embodies the problems native to the anthology format - shallow character development, thinly sketched narrative arcs, with short-term investment wielding sparse long-term scares.
August 21, 2018
Often striking for its seamless brutality, the film eventually devolves into an artsy episode of The Following.
March 21, 2018
Framed by pretty banal animation, the film as a whole reflects a rather limited vision of womanhood, with three shorts focused solely on mothers. That XX proves patchy is a disappointment, particularly as it is a noble project.
September 12, 2017
It's pretty by the numbers.
March 1, 2017
The end result is a film that arrives with undeniably noble intentions but which sadly falls apart when it comes to execution.
February 24, 2017
As is generally the case with horror anthologies, XX suffers from a wildly uneven feel that ultimately renders its positive attributes moot...
February 17, 2017
If XX is trying to make some sort of statement, it's not doing so with much clarity or power.
February 17, 2017
The end result is an unfortunate misfire, and since it's an anthology, it's a misfire multiple times over.
February 16, 2017
My anger that women filmmakers doing a horror anthology is seen as a novelty almost overshadows my disappointment that these short films aren't very scary.
February 15, 2017
XX is a mundane horror anthology at best, and a slow-burn experience that never reaches a boil at its worst.
February 14, 2017
While the concept is strong, the films are middling, only the last, Karyn Kusama's ("The Invitation"), delivering a punch.
February 14, 2017
"Her Only Living Son" is the best of the four parts of "XX" and is the most entertaining, leaving the viewer in on the joke.
February 13, 2017
Were the superior tales bookending the weaker sections, perhaps it wouldn't have called as much attention to itself. As is, only the wickedly good opening 40 minutes of "XX" are worth the viewers' while.
January 29, 2017
Of the four stories, only one of them really works. The others range from mediocre to bad.
January 26, 2017
The same could be said of XX at large; most [of the shorts] have some interesting ideas, but none of them stand out in any kind of lingering way.
January 26, 2017
A wonderful idea that simply does not result in a wonderful film.
January 26, 2017
An anthology devoid of much in the way of genuine creepiness.