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      Censor

      Released Jun 11, 2021 1h 24m Horror Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Censor: Trailer 1 List Censor: Trailer 1 Censor: Trailer 1 1:38 View more videos
      89% Tomatometer 166 Reviews 56% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Occasionally uneven but bold and viscerally effective, Censor marks a bloody good step forward for British horror.

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      Charlotte O'Sullivan London Evening Standard Indie movies like this one aren't out to make a killing, but consider me slain. Rated: 4/5 Aug 22, 2021 Full Review Mark Kermode Observer (UK) This thrilling, dizzying debut from Welsh writer-director Prano Bailey-Bond is a nostalgic treat for anyone old enough to remember the infamous "video nasties" scare of the early 80s. Rated: 5/5 Aug 22, 2021 Full Review Adam White Independent (UK) Censor feels lovingly worked-at, slathered in period detail and aesthetic beauty. Rated: 4/5 Aug 20, 2021 Full Review Rory Doherty InSession Film The narrative and characters are engaging, and the look of the film is spectacular, but Censor can't help feel a little slight for the shocking content of its story... Rated: B Jun 13, 2024 Full Review Greg Carlson Vague Visages Enid’s willingness to go down that rabbit hole is reminiscent in a certain way of Harry Caul in The Conversation... Jul 28, 2023 Full Review Tina Kakadelis Beyond the Cinerama Dome Censor is intricate and thought-provoking without being convoluted. The film is both an ode to the video nasties and a look at why they had such command over the public. Jul 25, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Shaun Old movie- Poor plot development. Waste of time to watch Rated 1 out of 5 stars 06/13/21 Full Review Craig B Niamh Algar Is simply outstanding in Censor, a great little horror / mystery. A particularly violent and gory film, mostly from the perspective of the movies that Niamh's character watches as part of her film censoring role, although the last third of the movie exhibits violent and gory elements outside of the lead's censor role. It's not too long at 84 minutes and moves at a good pace with some interesting twists and turns to keep you wondering where the film will end up. Highly recommended for horror fans. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/24 Full Review Alec B Wanted to like this more (love the idea of a horror movie about a horror movie censor) but it is ultimately too muddled, trapped somewhere between a homage and an arthouse deconstruction. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/10/24 Full Review Mortal The plot and the character arc of the protagonist does not make sense. 30+ minutes are consumed by dream sequences and flashbacks. In summary, premise was good the execution was terrible. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review Diamond W A really great film for intelligent indie-horror fans. It examines the danger of confusing reality with fiction in horror movies by doing exactly that. The retro aesthetic is very pleasing with deep purples, lush greens, blood reds and washes of cerulean blue making every scene glow. I noticed a parallel thread running through this movie and "Saint Maud" (also released in 2021). On a basic psychological level, both films are about women trying to make amends by saving or protecting others. Where Enid can't seem to remember the cause of her guilt, Maud is trying to repress the cause while people keep reminding her of it. Enid is triggered by amnesia, Maud is triggered by memories. "Saint Maud" deals with these issues using a subtle and sophisticated art-house approach, but "Censor" stays true to it's subject matter and dives straight into slasher territory, which is an excellent choice. The third act is downright comical in its irony, yet still disturbing and tragic, thanks to the convincing desperation portrayed by Niamh Algar. Good stuff. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/07/23 Full Review Robert B I liked the premise: uptight government censor during the "video nasties" scare watches the wrong movie and gets tipped into madness just like all the pearl-clutchers think happens. It's just a boring slog of a movie. Everyone sleepwalks through scenes as though drugged, striving for a bleak, haunting ambiance but arriving at DMV tedium. It eventually gets to a conclusion but it's a pretty subdued affair that transitions to a kind of mumbly epilogue. And that's it. Feels like it's intentionally trying to waste your time. Very frustrating. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 10/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.
      Director
      Prano Bailey-Bond
      Producer
      Helen Sara Jones
      Screenwriter
      Prano Bailey-Bond, Anthony Fletcher
      Distributor
      Magnet Releasing
      Production Co
      Timpson Films, Film 4, Silver Salt Films, Ffilm Cymru Wales , BFI Film Fund, Rook Films
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 11, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 18, 2021
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $88.0K
      Runtime
      1h 24m
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