• Piercing (2019)


Release Date: February 1st, 2019

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2019

R |1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

After kissing his wife and baby goodbye for a seemingly normal business trip, Reed checks himself into a hotel room to accomplish something he's always dreamed of: the perfect murder. As his sinister plans unfold, he soon realizes he might be in over his head with a mysteriously unhinged call girl named Jackie.

Cast: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa, Marin Ireland, Maria Dizzia, Wendell Pierce, Olivia Bond

Director: Nicolas Pesce

Genres: Horror , Dark comedy , Thriller

Production Co: Borderline Films, YL Pictures

Keywords: House, 2010s, Transformation, Suspenseful, Mystery, Deception, Hotel, Temptation, Wife, Brash

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50

    This sophomore effort from the filmmaker behind the gripping horror offering “The Eyes of My Mother” is as much an interesting subversion of how sex workers have been depicted in film as it is an off-putting erotic drama that falls apart at the seams. show more

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Stars Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska go a long way toward keeping this tricky pic balanced, though Pesce's knowing use of sleazy-Seventies vibe (following the distinctive b&w spareness of The Eyes of My Mother, his only previous feature) creates the perfect world for them to do it in. show more

  • 60
    Dom SinacolaPaste Magazine

    For some, Piercing may be a sign of an exceptionally talented filmmaker still finding his stride, this expertly handled erotic thriller an imaginative, stylized headache. For others, Piercing may be all those things, but ultimately not worth the punishment. show more

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