Maniac (2013)

Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank (Elijah Wood) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna (Nora Arnezeder) appears… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 15, 2013
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Shocking and bloody. Maniac is smarter than your average psychological slasher, but it's often undermined by its excessive gore.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

A creepy experiment that stays with you.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

It's not clear what exactly merited an updating of William Lustig's 1980 "Maniac" - a cheapo urban grimeball about a serial killer - but like a rash's unwelcome return, we got it anyway.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Director Khalfoun paints a wonderful and engrossing horror thriller that lets Wood shine as a bonafide monster...

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Frodo Baggins as a psycho-killer? Why not?

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William Goss

It's a bit like watching an amputee play hopscotch: there's no way that it's polite to stare for this long, but you just have to see if this guy's gonna make it to the end.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Maniac, like its forebear, simply doesn't possess enough material to warrant the full-length feature treatment.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

The sadistic proceedings here are pointless, and not very scary.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

"Maniac" only takes what had merely been a disturbing film and makes it into a truly disturbed one.

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Simon Miraudo

Look, dating is tough.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
A depraved, disturbing, and uncompromising slasher that boasts amazing technical craftsmanship, forcing you to follow the kind of character you fear your sister… More
Everett Johnson
**1/2 "Maniac" is a remake of an 80's horror movie about a mannequin shop owner(Elijah Wood) who collects the scalps of women and puts them on… More
Tony Gandía
More of a gory art experiment than a coherent movie, "Maniac" is watchable (when you're not squirming away from the gore) but ultimately… More
Kevin Cookman
Same critical flaw as the original: there's no point.
Melvin White
Frank: Please don't scream. You're beautiful. "I warned you not to go out tonight" Maniac is undoubtedly a very interesting and well made… More
Liam Gadd
The pacing is off at times and the story becomes rather repetitive, but ''Maniac'' is mostly successful in taking the original film and… More