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November 12, 2011
Not a fan of scary movies but this is practically art! The twist was great and like nothing I've seen before.
August 22, 2011
Saw it on IFC last night (8-21-2011), right after another movie I never saw, \"The Decent). High Tension was a surprise, gorier than \"Hoste\", with a \"Fightclub\" twist. And it had commercials. If it's that bad, great bad, with commercials, can't wait to see it on DVD. Fantastic movie, ultra-violent, and smart.
September 11, 2010
this movie was one messed up movie but i really liked it it didnt scarey but there was blood everywhere
August 05, 2010
its not that bloody, the guy could just use a bandaid or two
June 27, 2008
I gotta say, this movie was one hell of a gore fest! Watching this movie, will make you wanna puke. Just about beginng to end of this movie is just plane disturbing. I've never seen a movie this messed up!! It's probebly one of the most bloody movies you'll ever see. Even if your in the horror movie mood and your up for watching a scary movie....dont rent this, it's way to much for you to handle.
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Such a bizarre movie that it has completely occupied my thinking for days. Not because it's a good movie, mind you. It's more like the equivalent of a botched tooth extraction with a coat hanger. Some bloody shard remains stuck in an inflamed, fleshy part of my psyche, and it's going to take some serious tugging and tearing to root it out. Full Review
The film revels in blood and gore, but this is not just a run-of-the-mill splatter film. There's a lot of intelligence in both the script and in Alexandre Aja's direction. Full Review
The Onion (A.V. Club)
Though staged with technical skill and unflinching brutality, it's an awfully familiar-looking slaughter filled with moments on loan from other movies. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
For much of its duration the film is a case of intense fare done with an undeniable effectiveness and ingenuity -- until it lurches into a deplorable surprise twist. Full Review
Deftly juggles gore and suspense, and punchline holds an intellectual frisson or two for fans of gender-role speculation, but basically this is one more horror pic on the distinguished road already trodden by "Texas Chain Saw Massacre," "Maniac" and the like. Full Review