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Martyrs

R 2008 1h 39m Horror List
65% Tomatometer 40 Reviews 69% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings
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A real polarising movie, this Gallic torture-porn is graphic, brutal, nasty and gruesome and not to everyone's taste.

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Scott Tobias AV Club Martyrs is something of a horror milestone-a dire one to some, but a movie to be reckoned with all the same. Oct 19, 2018 Full Review Simon Abrams Slant Magazine Martyrs has an intelligence and a dogged determination to do and to say what its predecessors could or would not. Oct 19, 2018 Full Review Anton Bitel Little White Lies it turns out to be concerned precisely with the nature and reception of extremity, posing uncomfortable questions about what it is that one really seeks in choosing to 'witness' scenes of horrific human abjection. Dec 1, 2010 Full Review Akos Peterbencze The Screen In the dedicated execution of its vision — prepared to go beyond every boundary that there is — Martyrs is an unlikely masterpiece of horror if one that's extremely difficult to praise sincerely. Sep 10, 2023 Full Review Trace Thurman Horror Queers Podcast One of the most powerfully affecting horror films you'll ever see. Just don't be surprised if you walk away feeling empty inside. Rated: 5/5 Dec 30, 2020 Full Review Keri O'Shea Warped Perspective Films at their best - and worst - continue to have tremendous power, and Martyrs is absolutely a film which encapsulates this. Jul 30, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Bashnix O It’s not the greatest horror film, but it is definitely something that will stick with you for days maybe even weeks. I seen this 3 years ago and still think about it to this day. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/13/24 Full Review Mike A This movie was stuck in my head for months after watching it. It was disturbing for sure but it was also very good. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/10/24 Full Review Thirdi A this is hostel on steroids. high concept torture porn. longer than it needed to be but you dont get the bow tie on this deranged gift until the end Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/01/24 Full Review Merhust Never create a movie again lil bro bro. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/16/24 Full Review Logan D As a young girl, Lucie was imprisoned and tortured for a year before being rescued. Once rescued and placed in an orphanage, she bonds with Anna, who discovers Lucie is being haunted by a mutilated demonic presence. And that's all I will say. it's not for those with queasy stomachs. The movie is intelligent body horror, reaching such extremes that will chew on an audience member long after the film is finished. This will unsettle you. It's art with power. I loved it. Highly, highly, recommended, if you can handle it. This film is a 10 for me. Don't confuse it with the American remake in 2015, which is supposed to be awful. The film incited walkouts by some audience members at the Marche du Film in Cannes. French censors attempted to give the film the equivalent of an XXX rating, which is a killing blow in their country. Thankfully, the rating was appealed. The film never received a theatrical release in the US. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/14/24 Full Review Morgynn M Let's start off by me saying that the story of this movie was CRAZY. From reading the description to watching the trailer I was only expecting to see a few bodies drop BUT, once the movie kicks off and you realize it's a lot deeper than revenge… WOW. This movie altered my brain chemistry I'm convinced. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A young woman's quest for revenge leads her down a path of depravity.
Director
Pascal Laugier
Producer
Richard Grandpierre, Simon Trottier
Screenwriter
Pascal Laugier
Rating
R (Disturbing Aberrant Behavior|Child Abuse|Torture|Severe Aberrant Behavior|Some Nudity|Strong Bloody Violence)
Genre
Horror
Original Language
French (France)
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 10, 2016
Runtime
1h 39m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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