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Metascore

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60
Character actress Lin Shaye, usually relegated to grotesque supporting roles in mainstream comedies, is a revelation as Buono's embittered, cancer-ridden mother.
50
Variety
Plays as a blackly comic slice of mock '70s-style exploitation that flirts with the viewer before applying its chokehold.
40
The Hollywood Reporter
The filmmakers are clearly most interested in re-creating the murders in a gruesome and repugnant fashion. It's a shame the film is so exploitative, because Howell and especially Turturro deliver chilling, all too convincing performances.
30
A garishly slick piece of exploitation with surprisingly high production values but nary a moment of suspense.
25
New York Daily News
Here's one for the Sick Voyeurs Club.
25
Sordid and sleazy, although the lead performances are hard to fault.
20
The New York Times
Relentlessly unpleasant film.
20
Empire
Irresponsible, exploitative trash.
0
New York Post
Another repulsive, fetishistic trawl through the life and crimes of a serial killer.
0
A good horse kick, or a fistful of Valium, may help you get through this relentlessly sadistic exercise with your soul more or less intact.

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