A stomach wrenching movie. It's really well done and it really makes you think.
So realistic it made me sick..Excellent perfomances such a great atmosphere but so difficult to watch it till the end...
I rated this movie super high, almost exclusively for the ride it took me on. I agree with what many others have said about the movie, but that never stopped me from being thoroughly entertained, start to finish. Martyrs has its share of problems, but it was a hell of a fun ride!
Such a haunting experience Martyrs is. It'll haunt you. It is still one of the most unsettling films I've ever seen, even on this rewatch in which I knew what would happen, it was still hard to watch during some scenes. Especially the second half of the film. You kind of feel what Anna goes through. And when the movie is finished, you'll know you will be haunted by it for days.
These New French Extremity films are just something else. They take things to a whole new level. It is not for everyone. But I do believe if you like horror movies you have to watch Martyrs. It is one of the best movies coming out of the New French Extremity movement. With great visual effects, great acting and a good enough story to get you hooked. Just try to watch something light after, it is what I'm going to do now.
it was just okay.
I think it was hyped up too much, the storyline was good though
Dissapointed. At 35 minutes you still don't know what's going on beyond the few layers of plot presented. It's not because it's a mystery, it's because of a lack of plot development and story telling. What's do we get as entertainment? Violence with a shaky camera (did you expect a proper atmosphere ), and a dollop of cliché mental instability, with all the hallucinations and screaming that comes with that? Yawn inducing characters. To make it even more dull, scenes often go on way too long. That's because they needed to fill the time up due to a paper thin plot. But as long as there's a distressed unwashed bloody girl in shot, it's watchable right? Then the end. When the story actually progresses on a bit. Or does it? It's one of those movies that gets a good score because of hype. Pointless, stupid and boring.
A movie you see one time...a really hard one...
Pretty hard to see, I have seen stupid justifications, but the one here takes the cake
whether it's a good movie or not, it's an awful horror movie.
There comes a time when the film becomes simply unpleasant and difficult to watch. The rawness of what is seen, and the suffering you imagine, prevents you from appreciating any artistic value.
First two acts were pretty fantastic, third act was sloppy filler.
This movie is just violence and nothing else. I didn't like it
This was an interesting movie to watch. The story-line kept changing. You never knew where it was taking you next. I would not call the changes in the story-line twists but more like it takes you into a whole new, but similar, direction. I believe this was an Unrated or NC17 movie. It's primarily the violence and horror that makes it that way. This movie is definitely not for everyone!!
So this movie is what happens when a director has such a hard-on for torture that he forgets to build a story around it. Instead, he comes up with a pathetic twist at the last second and people actually buy it. Martyrs is a cold and hollow mess with no story and no character development, just random violence and gore which is incredibly boring in my opinion. I clocked out within 10 minutes of the film and only kept watching to see what the justification would be... and it was ridiculous.
There is no way i'm going to buy into the world this movie tries to sell me. It's completely random and feels more like an excuse from a deranged director to get off on torturing young women. It wasn't even explained why all of the "experiments" where young women, when theoretically they could've been any gender or age.
woa, definitely not for the faint of heart.. it makes "salò or the 120 days of sodom" look like winnie the pooh.
"They" told me it has a great ending ...
surprised me a little bit. anyway, some scene seem real.I have seen more but this one, on their own.
Puuhh. What a movie. Shocking and entertaining. The end a bit too much fiction. The opening scene is freaking awesome