American Mary

American Mary

American Mary

From the filmmaking sisters behind the indie horror Dead Hooker in a Trunk comes the story of Mary, a medical student who grows increasingly broke and disenchanted with the medical fraternity. The allure of easy money sends her through the messy, warped world of underground surgeries which leaves more marks on her than the so-called freakish clientele.

2012103 minsCanada
Horror

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American Mary / Reviews

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Practically guaranteed a lasting cult status.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's made with gusto, but there's little dramatic interest for non-enthusiasts.

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Variety

Variety

A novel ride that confidently mixes horror, humor and offbeat character fillips.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

Fine if it's your thing, especially if you don't mind a frustrating plot that doesn't conclude so much as suture itself shut.

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Time Out

Time Out

The movie sags after Mary's weak-willed acquiescence to crime, instantly turning her into a dull-eyed monster.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Combines gore, quiet dread, feminist conviction and a visual classicism... with impressive, unbelaboured dexterity.

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New York Post

New York Post

It's a truly interesting slasher fest; in this one, the heroine gets to be both beauty and beast.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Writer-director siblings Jen and Sylvia Soska allow their film to turn slack and unfocused after an enticingly lurid, wickedly tense first half.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The twisted-surgeon story is a tried-and-true horror-movie trope, but American Mary makes the genre feel original again...

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Writer-directors Jen and Sylvia Soska don't seem to have their material completely under control, but they've created a worthy entry in the Freaks school of cult cinema.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Alt horror about a Seattle surgery dropout is a mediocre specimen of the Canadian kinky flesh genre of Antiviral, Crash and Kissed.

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