• Climax (2019)


Release Date: March 1st, 2019

DVD Release Date: May 28th, 2019

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

When members of a dance troupe are lured to an empty school, drug-laced sangria causes their jubilant rehearsal to descend into a dark and explosive nightmare as they try to survive the night -- and find out who's responsible -- before it's too late.

Cast: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Claude Gajan Maull, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle, Thea Carla Schott

Director: Gaspar Noé

Genres: Horror , Music , Drama

Production Co: Les Cinémas de la Zone, Eskwad, Wild Bunch, KNM, arte France Cinéma, Rectangle Productions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Jonathan RomneyScreen International

    You may emerge from Climax, as from a full-on club night, feeling shattered and asking yourself what was the point of it all. But there’s no denying the mastery of Noé and his team, and the extravagant talent of his cast. show more

  • 30
    Inkoo KangSlate

    If you like postmodern gimmickry and modern dance, and are OK with sitting through nearly 10 minutes of staged talking-head interviews, glum stoner talk about abortion, nausea-inducing filmmaking, characters whose motivations don’t make sense, horror, exploitative child death, and a quasi-coercive lesbian make-out—but just don’t care to be reminded “Drugs! Are! Bad!”: Leave 89 minutes in. Or don’t come at all, because Climax really isn’t about anything more than that. show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Pairing his usual boundary-pushing sex-and-drugs fixation with a vital presentation of wildly exuberant dance and movement, Gaspar Noe has made a film that’s seductive in its rhythms and bold visualization of his young dancers’ sometimes beautiful, other times brutal somatic expressiveness. show more

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