(2005)

Critic Reviews

63

Metascore

Based on 16 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
One of the best films of the year.
88
New York Post
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and the Marquis de Sade (interesting combination, no?).
88
Svankmajer has crafted his finest live-action feature to date.
75
The film is imaginative but ugly, with bodily functions an unending source for grotesque and revolting imagery.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
It's a fully formed film which transcends polemic by an intelligent use of the imagination.
67
Its view of mankind is unkind, to say the least, but any race that can produce such remarkably garish gore as this is perhaps salvageable somehow, someday.
63
At nearly two hours Lunacy becomes repetitive, at first ingeniously and then with a slowly dulling edge. The meat parade ceases to shock.
63
Chicago Tribune
While Lunacy leaves you with the impression that Svankmajer is more expressive with cutlets than he is with his atypically human-dominated dreamscape, some of the images are doozies.
60
For all its visual surprises and visceral shocks, Lunacy is still the kind of film that is easier to admire than it is to actually like.
50
While dinner and a movie is in theory a great idea, I'd avoid eating before taking in Lunacy.

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