Censor

critic Reviews

, 86% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Occasionally uneven but bold and viscerally effective, Censor marks a bloody good step forward for British horror.
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    David FearRolling Stone
    It's as much a movie about genre fandom as it is a genre movie, especially that find the phrase "Video Nasties" doubling as a Proustian Madeleine.
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    Angie HanFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It sometimes feels like the film is so enamored of its mood and style that it forgets to prod the story along, but the mood and style are indeed worthy of savoring.
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    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    Achieves a very difficult balancing act of showing a character who makes choices that aren't really good choices, but because you can understand the state of her mind... You go with it.
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    Valerie Complexio9.com
    Censor expertly uses color and style to blend atmospheric tension and suspense.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    There are a number of compelling books about the Video Nasty scare -- two immediately come to mind: Kate Egan's Trash or Treasure and James Simpson's Video Nasty Mayhem -- but Censor works, too.
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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    As an experience of mood, tone, performance and dazzlingly macabre style, it's a striking and wholly original piece, a cinematic experience that has no obligation to offer the audience pat conclusions wrapped up in a tidy bow.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    Six years ago she delivered a 15-minute short, titled simply Nasty, with a similar plot. Censor runs a tight 83 minutes in comparison, and you know what? I wouldn't cut a single frame.
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    John SerbaDecider
    Censor is provocative and funny.
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    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    A movie that stylishly explores the relationship between art and real-life.
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    Thom ErnstOriginal Cin
    This inventive entry from fast-rising writer/director Prano Bailey-Bond checks multiple boxes in the horror genre while offering a palpably fresh vision.
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