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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie saves most of its modest number of jolts for its last quarter or so, which makes them all the more intense. They stick in your craw - and be warned, they're not for the squeamish. show more

  • 75
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    "The Silence of the Lambs" gave us an articulate, Euro-suave gourmand cannibal, but served up pretty much the same stew. show more

  • 60
    New York Daily News

    While ultimately gory — and a little dopey — this is no rowdy, exploitation-y, gross-out picture. This is a film where ambience, glossy imagery and performance are more effective than the splatter. show more

  • 90
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is that rare modern horror movie that doesn’t simply fabricate its scares with the standard bag of postproduction tricks. Instead it builds them via a bracing command of traditional suspense tools... This is polished film craft. show more

  • 85
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    Mickle and co-writer Nick Damici gutted Grau's story to the bone. And they not only built something entirely new on that skeleton — they managed to equal and in many ways surpass the dark, bloody beauty of their source material. show more

  • 86
    William Goss Film.com

    Among the stronger American horror films of the year. show more

  • 75
    Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times

    A family implodes with a biting commentary on patriarchy. show more

  • 75
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    A first-rate example of good storytelling and well-timed — while not excessive — gore. Its disgusting, hilarious conclusion left me eager to see what’ll be next from director Jim Mickle. show more

  • 63
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    A grade A, meat-and-potatoes genre flick. show more

  • 38
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    Jim Mickle plays the scenario deadly straight and unintentionally exposes all of its attendant absurdities, leaving the cast stranded. show more

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