The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010)

Two American girls find themselves trapped in a terrifying makeshift hospital by a retired surgeon,Dr. Heiter. The doctor explains that he is retired surgeon who had specialized in separating Siamese twins. However the girls are not about… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 5, 2010
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Critic Score
49%
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User Score
26%

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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Grotesque, visceral and hard to (ahem) swallow, this surgical horror doesn't quite earn its stripes because the gross-outs overwhelm and devalue everything else.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The problem is that this slick piece of schlock is dull, risible and, ultimately, boring.

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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times

There are terrible movies and there are loathsome movies. And then there's that rare breed so idiotic, exploitative and sickening one wishes they could be scrubbed from memory.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

Six seems, at some point, to have said to himself, It might be theoretically possible to sew a mouth to an anus and sustain life. Someone should dramatize that, and then he did.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

This horror show from Dutch director Tom Six will be heaven for devotees of four-star torture porn and zero-star hell for everyone else.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

It would be nice to report that Six ... has an eye for horrific imagery and a head full of fresh ideas - or, barring all that, that he's simply a hard-working hack. But this is lazy moviemaking based on the thinnest of concepts.

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Dave White
Movies.com

I's at times heart-racingly tense, less gory than you'd expect, hilarious, horrible, and not like anything else you've ever seen.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

A film that, in bare description, sounds like the greatest outrage ever put to screen, but ends up being fairly tedious when watched.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don't shine.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Deep down it's just more torture porn with an artistic gloss...

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The mere idea is grotesque but the execution is not as repulsive as the hype leads us to think, and though Dieter Laser is efficiently menacing as the mad… More
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2 stars
Eugene Bernabe
Tom SIx derives an unexpected and grotesque feel to the horror/gore cinematic genre. Human Centipede is overshadowed by its devious creation of an… More
Directors Cat
It seems impossible for me to conclude whether I liked The Human Centipede or not. Honestly, i've never had this problem with a film before. Firstly, from… More
Eric Shankle
I admit, it's pretty disturbing, but nothing is really shown in graphic detail. The acting is bad but the film does manage to squeeze in some sort of… More
Cameron Sherwell
The Human Centipede. What is thre to say? I thought it would suck, it did. Truth be told though It was strangely enjoyable. The actings bad, the script is… More

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