Anamorph (2008)

A haunted New York City detective must delve into his dark past in order to stop a serial killer whose highly artistic modus operandi seems uncannily similar to that of a madman who stalked the city streets five years prior. When reclusive… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 16, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 9, 2008
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thin on plot but heavy on academic references, Anamorph proves more derivative than terrifying.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Director H.S. Miller thinks he's made something broodingly visionary when you're more likely to be aesthetically shaken up by one of Mad magazine's Fold-Ins.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Wears its influences...a little too heavily on its sleeve. But it does effectively convey a lingering sense of dread that can't be easily dismissed.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Creepy, turgid and cerebral mind-game serial killer flick.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

A serial-killer flick told like an art lecture, Anamorph manages to be gruesome yet dull.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

The serial killer in Anamorph shows promise, even if some of his best moves are derivative. The same is true of the film's director.

Johnny Butane
Dread Central

No more interesting than any standard episode of "CSI" or any of the other myriad of cop-centric whodunits polluting our airwaves.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

The long shadow of David Fincher's Seven falls on Anamorph, a moody, ultimately unexciting thriller.

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John Anderson

The atmosphere created by director H.S. Miller is gothic, tortured, stylized yet tinged with a classicist's sense of composition, symmetry and, yes, perspective.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

O roteiro carregado de clichés desperdiça o que até poderia ser uma premissa interessante, ao passo que os esforços estilísticos de Miller soam patéticos, como uma imitação barata dos trabalhos de David Fincher.

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Red Lats
I like a good murder mystery as much as the next person, but this one is hard to watch. I like it when movies let you draw your own conclusions, but in this… More
Brendan Nicholls
i enjoy a good old fashioned detective vs serial killer story but this really does push the line of boredom and stupidity. dafoe has no real plot or character… More
vieras esine
The anamorphic art was nice, but the film itself was a bit too blurry and vague for my taste. Perhaps I should've been more alert to get more out of it.
Leo L
A thrilling movie about a troubled detective who struggles with his past, and the one case that still haunts him. The current case resembles the works of a… More
Al S
It's truly a weak, slow and miserable little thriller, the cocept is interesting but the material is weak and dosent deserve the great talents of Willem… More