American Mary
American Mary (2013)

"Twisted Twins" Jen and Sylvia Soska are back with their stunning follow-up to the indie hit Dead Hooker in a Trunk. AMERICAN MARY is the story of a medical student named Mary who is growing increasingly broke and disenchanted… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 18, 2013
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56%
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53%



Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It suffers a bit from some uneven acting and an underwhelming climax, but American Mary utilizes pitch black humor and striking visuals to deliver gory, freaky thrills for body horror enthusiasts.

Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Alt horror about a Seattle surgery drop-out is a mediocre specimen of the Canadian kinky flesh genre of "Antiviral," "Crash" and "Kissed." End credits say "For Eli Roth."

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Gary Goldstein
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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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

A sensational opening makes the disappointing final act hurt all the more as American Mary falls in a heap in its final act.

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J. R. Jones
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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Farran Smith Nehme
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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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Katharine Isabelle dominates the screen from the minute we meet her, and delivers a masterful performance.

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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

This is truly a cut above.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Combines gore, quiet dread, feminist conviction and a visual classicism, often using a red palette, with impressive, unbelabored dexterity.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The almost excessively uneven narrative does, in the end, cancel out the effectiveness of the film's positive attributes...

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
There is something just so bloody good about a horror film that is nice and gory. "Ginger Snaps" alum Katharine Isabelle returns to the big screen as… More
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2 and a half
Edward Boxler
The Soska Sisters are twisted indeed. With American Mary, they depict a struggling grad student who gets pulled into the nasty world of body modifications.… More
Dann Michalski
Katharine Isabelle stars in the disturbing horror film American Mary. When a med student named Mary Mason runs into financial trouble she starts an underground… More
Nicki Marie
Not sure what I just watched, or if it made sense. Or if I liked it. Katherine Isabelle is compelling and the Betty Boop lookalike fascinating in a horrible… More
The Movie Waffler
Struggling to pay her way through college, attractive surgery student Mary (Isabelle) applies for a job at a strip club run by criminals. Her audition is… More