Martyrs (2008)

Martyrs (2008)

Martyrs (2008)

 A young woman seeking revenge for her childhood torture, along with her closest friend, discover terrifying depravity in this controversial psychological horror. More

Lucie escaped more than a year's imprisonment and torture as a child before being sent to an orphanage, where she made a close friend in Anna. Fifteen years later, Lucie (Mylène Jampanoï) thinks she has found the people responsible. When Anna (Morjana Alaoui) joins her at their home, what she discovers is horrific - and only the beginning of her terror.

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200895 minsFrance, CanadaFrench with English subtitles
HorrorWorld Cinema

Martyrs (2008) | Reviews

Variety

Variety

Film should score OK with hardcore gore fans, but others will expect martyrdom for sticking it out until the end.

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Total Film

Total Film

Arthouse? Grindhouse? The Passion Of Joan Of Arc: Unrated Edition? Defying all boundaries, Martyrs relentlessly dishes the visceral pain and emerges as a work of not just ceaseless terror but also gravity and beauty.

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Time Out

Time Out

The stylishly mounted first half zips along at a rate of knots while the gruesome make-up work will keep your gag reflex in violent spasm.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Young women are brutalised to a place beyond pain, as part of an eschatological experiment. You really don't need to see this.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

You may well feel in need of a shower after sitting through Martyrs, a slick essay in Gallic torture porn.

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