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"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 with medical school and the established doctors she once idolized. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the messy world of underground surgeries which leaves more marks on her than the so-called freakish clientele. Appearances are everything. (c) Xlrator

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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.""
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"Writer-director siblings Jen and Sylvia Soska allow their film to turn slack and unfocused after an enticingly lurid, wickedly tense first half."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"A sensational opening makes the disappointing final act hurt all the more as American Mary falls in a heap in its final act."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"Watching Mary's unpleasant journey is intriguing and each character having identifiable quirks is a strong point, but unfortunately American Mary isn't really anything all that special otherwise."
‑ Chris Sawin,
"Creepy, perverted, disgusting fright flick filled with horrific imagery."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"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."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"It's a truly interesting slasher fest; in this one, the heroine gets to be both beauty and beast."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"Katharine Isabelle dominates the screen from the minute we meet her, and delivers a masterful performance."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Sexy and delightfully deadpan, Katharine Isabelle absolutely kills it as loner med student Mary, so passionate about perfecting her surgical skills that she spends her evenings suturing turkey flesh."
‑ Laura Kern, Film Comment Magazine
"A mindless exercise in sadism that's neither scary nor a guilty pleasure."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"This is truly a cut above."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail
"Combines gore, quiet dread, feminist conviction and a visual classicism, often using a red palette, with impressive, unbelabored dexterity."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"The almost excessively uneven narrative does, in the end, cancel out the effectiveness of the film's positive attributes..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Alternately creepy and languid, incisive and aimless, American Mary examines a provocative subject, heralding the duo as a couple of the genre's next great voices - that is, as soon as their follow-through proves as strong as their set-up."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, The Playlist
"Try as the sisters might, American Mary is neither scary or funny."
‑ Jonathan Forani, National Post
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