The Empty Man

critic Reviews

, 61% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Adam NaymanThe Ringer
    ...its conspiratorial, extremely online subtext is perfectly suited to at-home viewing, even as its widescreen style demands theatrical scale.
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    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    Remarkably ambitious and challenging. The Empty Man defies categorization. An exceptional directorial debut.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    A truly surreal and strange piece of work, anchored by some top-notch craft elements, but weakened a bit by a bloated running time and a conclusion that likely left the few people who saw it in theaters more annoyed than thrilled.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Meagan NavarroBloody Disgusting
    While it does offer a new angle on a familiar horror setup, spinning into an entirely different subgenre in the process, The Empty Man stretches out an underbaked idea to an excruciating degree.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    Producers couldn't have picked a better title, though. After I left my Friday afternoon screening, attended by a whopping two other people, I felt far from satisfied. Empty, you might say.
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    Johnny LoftusDecider
    Engaging enough as a film that's having a whole lot of fun with its premise.
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    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    Messy, but bracingly so.
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    Lee McCoyDrumDums
    The name, the timing and current horror landscape weren't doing David Prior's ambitious boogey man tale any favors. But wrapped around all that is a passion project that is thought provoking and beautifully crafted. There's plenty to spook as well.
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    Grant WatsonFiction Machine
    For horror and thriller fans, you could write down a list of older, better films and tick them off one by one as The Empty Man references them.
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    Jonah KoslofskyThe Spool
    As it stands, I can think of a lot of better ways to spend two-hours and sixteen minutes.
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