The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon

Elle Fanning leads this modeling thriller from filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives) as an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles where her youth, vitality, and naivety make her the target of others in the industry. Co-stars Jena Malone (The Hunger Games), Christina Hendricks (Drive), and Keanu Reeves. 

2016Rating: R18+, High impact sexual themes118 minsFrance, USA, Denmark
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The Neon Demon / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Bold, bloody, and kind of boneheaded, Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest isn’t for everyone. A wallow in the world of high fashion, it unfolds like a glitter-bombed nightmare.

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Variety

Variety

It's not boring, but there's less to it than meets the eyeball.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

"The Neon Demon" is hot garbage that dares you to call it offensive. In addition, it's offensive.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

When Fanning is off screen, we are marooned in a fashion shoot in a hell of silliness. Yet her star quality gives The Neon Demon what substance it has, and Refn's film-making has self-belief and panache. Take it or leave it.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A special kind of awful. I'd talk about the acting, but I never saw any; it's all posing. Director Refn seems to saying that the L.A. beauty business is superficial and needs to be avoided. Ditto this movie.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

An outlandish art-trash horror film.

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New York Post

New York Post

Like Refn's one-dimensional women, this movie thinks it's profound when it's really just drop-dead gorgeous.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Nicolas Winding Refn's latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence, and what style!

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A stultifyingly vapid, ponderously paced allegorical critique of the modeling world whose seethingly jealous inhabitants can't wait to literally chew each other up and spit each other out.

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