Now this is going as a personal opinion, nothing more, I don't want to start a debate here, but I am going to explain why and how I saw this movie.
The actors are great, the directing works just fine, the environment looks natural and the story flows nicely. But you see it is labeled as horror, or just thriller even, but does it deliver in such way? Will you get any suspense, intrigue, will you ever hold your breath? No! Most certainly no such thing will occur. What you will get instead are torture and porn in every single chapter of the movie. And it thrives on it, like a wolf in sheep clothes, pretending to be something it is not while it acts almost like a snuff movie. Very disappointing approach the director took here and I'm sadden by the fact that he managed to get away with it.
I noticed it was well received in Europe and surprise surprise, America was the one to point the finger, righteously, as Brimstone will try to shock you with gore, bent values, no morals whatsoever and torture all the way. All the way! You will not believe how low it will sink in order to steal your attention and make you feel something but for the very wrong reasons.
Now here is where you have to pay attention: plenty of folks out there are die hard fans of a very similar movie called Martyrs. These two are somehow different than others like Serbian Film, so don't get the styles confused, but don't think you'll see anything too different either. If Martyrs was the film for you then be prepared to see something perhaps slightly better developed. You could enjoy it.
For me it was a huge disappointment. One or two steps away from Human Centipede. Such movies don't belong on the screen.
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