Reviews: Maniac (2013)

maniacReviews for this film from our members:

  • Beth Accomando @ KPBS Cinema Junkie
    • Excerpt: Khalfoun gives us an unflinchingly brutal film that places the viewer in the role of accomplice with disturbingly effective results.
  • Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
  • [New – 10/31] | José Arce @ [Spanish]
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: With the possible exception of Michael Powell’s PEEPING TOM, [the first-person POV is] a trick rarely executed as potently in horror as it is here and certainly never sustained as successfully.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Slasher films have gotten more grimy, grisy and gruesome – but few earn the three R;s: repulsive, repugnant and rank.
  • Mark Harris @
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Hardly the psychologically fascinating character study it thinks it is, this Z-grade slasher pornography with experimental pretensions is gratuitously nasty and will be undeservedly controversial.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: Something tells me that Spinell would be proud of 2012’s Maniac, which is sick, disturbing, incredibly violent – and also a significant work with genuine artistic vision that cannot be as easily dismissed as the original.
  • Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: “Maniac” mantém a tradição de não ser para o público alargado, mas no geral proporcionará bons momentos a quem apreciar o slasher.

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