Saint Maud

critic Reviews

93% Fresh Tomatometer Score93%
  • A brilliantly unsettling blend of body horror and psychological thriller, Saint Maud marks an impressive debut for writer-director Rose Glass.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Saint Maud, like Ari Aster's Midsommar, is a law unto itself.
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    Katie RifeAV Club
    As Maud's mental state spirals out of control, the film becomes both more surreal and more poetic, culminating in a shocking finale that sent a shiver through the Fantastic Fest audience.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    Rose Glass' taut and trembling Saint Maud transmutes a young woman's spiritual crisis into such a refined story of body horror that genre fans might feel like they're having a religious experience.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    That's the basic outline of Rose Glass's feature directorial debut, a thriller that has one thing on its mind - the road to fanaticism leads directly to Hell - but doesn't quite provoke as much as it thinks it does.
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    Leslie FelperinHollywood Reporter
    Saint Maud seeds the clouds with an eclectic mix of influences, but it works, creating a film with its own strange weather.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    Maud is like Carrie White and her mother Margaret rolled into one unholy holy terror; as played with brilliant, blood-freezing intensity by Morfydd Clark, she's a genre anti-heroine to cherish, protect and recoil from, sometimes all at once.
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    Matt DonatoFlickering Myth
    Saint Maud is aesthetically brooding, torturously devoted to exploring mankind's most selfish martyrdoms, and, yes, accomplishes that oh-so-blasphemous sainthood bastardization we all love.
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    Katherine McLaughlinThe List
    Boundary pushing and barnstormingly performed, together, Glass, Clark and Ehle represent a holy trinity of talent, setting the screen ablaze with an intensity that rarely lets up.
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    Rosie FletcherDen of Geek
    Saint Maud is a strange, gorgeous, and deeply disturbing chiller which mixes psychological, religious, and body horror to form something that feels utterly original.
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    Kat HughesTHN
    A beautifully orchestrated character study, Saint Maud is a chilling and compelling psychological thriller that will unnerve and disturb you.
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