Excision (2012)

A surgery-obsessed teen struggles with her outcast status while plotting to lose her virginity and save her sister from the ravaging effects of cystic fibrosis in this genre-bending shocker from writer/director Richard bates, Jr. Pauline… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 16, 2012
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

An overripe mélange of Cronenbergian 'body horror' and alienated Lynchian weirdness.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

This is one of the damnedest "adolescent misfit" movies you'll ever see -- for those who can stomach the splatter, that is.

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Rachel Cooke
Observer [UK]

I liked this teen comedy-horror flick an awful lot. But then I'm warped.

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Robert Koehler

Excision is technically polished juvenilia that provokes without resonance.

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Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

McCord's elfin face has been transformed here with fake heavy eyebrows into something disturbingly simian and her low, uncouth voice provides a really weird sexual charge.

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Rich Cline

There's an element of parody to this jet-black comedy, but the film is so creepy that it gets under our skin.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Excision is a supremely nasty piece of work in the best way possible.

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered

Excision isn't for the weak of heart or those hoping for a simple-minded watch, but can most certainly be a rewarding endeavor for any viewer needing a good character piece full of personalities worth a good psycho-analysis.

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Anton Bitel

charting the horrors of adolescent alienation... writer/director Richard Bates Jr. is the exciting new face of disturbing, demented psychodrama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
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DA Zapata
Teen angst and psychosexual gore? Sign me up. Excision worked in all the right ways. It took proto-typical artsy gore to an entirely new level that seemed… More
The Movie Waffler
Like a blending of Solondz and Jodorowsky, Bates' debut is a derivative piece of high-school horror in the vein of "Donnie Darko". McCord plays a… More
Doctor Strangeblog
Empathy for the troubled lead character Pauline, a sardonic 16-year-old who experiences increasingly violent and bloody nightmares/visions, quickly erodes… More
Daniel Parsons
AnnaLynne McCord and Traci Lords are extraordinary in this disturbingly funny and nightmarish cross between "May" and "Carrie". Highly… More
Francisco Godinho
Wait wait.... Annalynne McCord can act?!? And carry and entire movie on her shoulders with finesse, incredible detail to her character, amazing body language on… More