Reviews: Mandy (2018)

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  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: At its core, despite being unreservedly far out, Mandy is a pretty conventional revenge story.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Panos Cosmatos’ drug-fueled revenge flick is a heavy metal giallo with imagery seemingly inspired by a custom van mural painted by Frank Frazetta and a Nicolas Cage performance for the ages. This witchy, satanic throwback to the 80’s trumps most actual horror movies of the era…
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Mandy is awesome in the purest sense of the word, bringing an experience unlike anything else you’ll see this year. It’s a psychedelic and kaleidoscopic smorgasbord of ultraviolence, dark heavy metal imagery, and Nicolas Cage being a force of nature.
  • Matt Donato @ Flickering Myth
    • Excerpt: This is Crank meets Melancholia meets the Devil himself – with a hefty dosage of SuperCage.
  • [New] | Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish]
  • Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia
    • Excerpt: For once hype was inescapably correct, but Mandy proves something even more eccentric, a plunge into an evocation of a netherworld…
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Esoteric and psychedelic, ferocious and gore-soaked, see Mandy in a theater if you can, loud and bold, confrontational and inescapable.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: Nicolas Cage is relentless, starring in as many movies as memes. Mandy is his best in eons.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: Cosmatos and Stewart-Ahn provide a glimpse at mankind’s penchant for false saviors preaching hate instead of understanding. For once Satan is the hero, the final bastion for individuality in a “pious” world killing to conform.
  • C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore
    • Excerpt: Underneath all the chaos and madness lies a story embodying all the anxieties and interests of the late ’70s/early ’80s, from astrology to Satanic Panic and maniacal cult leaders to sex, drugs, and the supposedly dark influences of heavy metal and horror.
  • Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom
    • Excerpt: One does not simply watch Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy; it can only be experienced, as it’s truly a film with no equal and unlike anything you’ve seen before.
  • Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
  • Michael Reuben @
    • Excerpt: It says a lot about the industrially processed pablum being routinely served up by the major studios today that a deeply flawed but flavorful concoction like Mandy has been so widely praised. But just because something is refreshingly different doesn’t make it good, and Mandy is awful.

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