5.6/10
5,816
66 user 109 critic

Piercing (2018)

Trailer
2:11 | Trailer
A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

Director:

Nicolas Pesce

Writers:

Ryû Murakami (novel), Nicolas Pesce
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Abbott ... Reed
Mia Wasikowska ... Jackie
Laia Costa ... Mona
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivia Bond ... Bunny Girl
Maria Dizzia ... Reed's Mother
Marin Ireland ... Chevonne
Dakota Lustick ... Young Reed
Wendell Pierce ... Doctor
Edit

Storyline

A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for aberrant violent and sexual content, nudity, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

It was based on the 1994 Japanese novel "Piercing" by Ryu Murakami. See more »

Quotes

Jackie: Can we eat first?
See more »

Connections

Features Tenebrae (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Soneto of Love
Written and Produced by Ze Luis
Arranged by Eumir Deodato
See more »

User Reviews

 
Senseless
31 December 2018 | by slt-filhoSee all my reviews

It's half-way nostalgia style fetish, half-way sadomasochist play, and halfway thriller, where nothing works in full. To be fair, the only fully developed thing is the lunacy the characters, which renders the movie pointless in a charicatural word where nothing needs to make any sense. No one to root for, nothing to expect but more lunacy. At some point all we hope is that he won't kill her, because that would mean we are left alone with the main character - a dorky, flavorless average Joe, wrapped in a velvet-coated mess.


51 of 78 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 66 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Piercing See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,752, 3 February 2019

Gross USA:

$15,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,211
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed