Amer (2010)

Searing memories and carnal desires rule the mind of Ana (Marie Bos), a young woman in thrall to her own fantasies in this French psychological thriller that blends eroticism with European slasher movie traditions and a haunted house on the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 29, 2010
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Jenkins
Time Out

It's perhaps asking a bit much to read it as anything more than a claustrophobic portrait of sexual danger, but it still fulfils that highly specific brief with blood-splashed gusto.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

There used to be a climate for dares like this; let's re-create it.

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Philip French

This is art-house horror, a pure cinema for connoisseurs, a return to late-19th-century decadence.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A voluptuous wallow in recycled psychosexual kitsch.

Ella Taylor
Village Voice

The pleasures of this gorgeous, clever, and visceral film are almost exclusively aesthetic. Those unmoved or alienated by the porn of pain may be left flopping as nervelessly as one of the movie's severed limbs.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

It's beautifully made but feels more like an art installation than something you might savour in a cinema.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A bravura exploration of fear and desire, a visual tour de force composed of cropped images, strobe cuts, bizarre psychological twists and a steamy sensuality.

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Sarah Boslaugh

... those willing to immerse themselves in the film's own peculiar sensibility (never before has the connection between horror films and pornography been more obvious) will find it to be a rewarding, if also disturbing, experience.

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Matthew Turner

By turns disturbing, suspenseful, puzzling and terrifying, Amer is a stylishly directed, visually stunning pastiche of Italian genre cinema with a superb soundtrack and terrific performances from the three leads.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Lee ?
Prior to viewing this a lot of people would have heard this to be an homage to the Italian Giallo films of the 70s, and it is, but mostly in style only.… More
The Movie Waffler
Reading the above summary you'd be forgiven for confusing this with last years "Black Swan" or Polanski's "Repulsion". Despite the… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
This is not a giallo, is just a film school wanking exercise. Shoving the camera in the face of the actors all the time doesn't make a movie a "tour… More
Hayden Blades
Amer is modern narrative film making at its best.
Walter M.
"Amer" is an incoherent mess of a movie that suggests far more than it ever gets around to delivering. As far as I can tell, it involves… More
Sylvester Kuo
Stylish but lacking in story line. I absolutely enjoyed the use of lighting, colour, weird camera angles. I thought it was a clever film that is a homage to the… More