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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 70
    Deborah Young The Hollywood Reporter

    Lam’s filmmaking team deliver thrills on schedule with solid effects, crisp shooting and fast cutting. show more

  • 38
    Boston Globe

    There’s a half-realized, half-haunting Hitchcockian psychodrama buried somewhere within That Demon Within. What’s on the surface plays more like Wong and Lam simply forgot to take their meds. show more

  • 38
    Rob Humanick Slant Magazine

    It rarely feels like anything more than an effort to pander to the kind of audiences that enjoy Quentin Tarantino's films for all the wrong reasons. show more

  • 70
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    Pulp done with passion can be its own reward, as the veteran Hong Kong filmmaker Dante Lam shows with his feverish cop thriller That Demon Within. show more

  • 70
    Maggie Lee Variety

    Lam’s darkest work to date, one where violence is not just graphic but ugly, and Hong Kong symbolically comes to resemble a charnel house. show more

  • 40
    Simon Abrams Village Voice

    Rock-dumb Hong Kong thriller That Demon Within is exhausting, and only sometimes batshit enough to be engaging. show more

  • 40
    Martin Tsai Los Angeles Times

    Not unlike most of its Hollywood counterparts, though, this Hong Kong import can't resist the urge to dumb down a fascinating premise for the sake of mass consumption. show more

  • 63
    Mark Jenkins Washington Post

    Its cinematic flair nearly overcomes the awkward story. show more

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