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
DVD 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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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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Robert Koehler

Excision is technically polished juvenilia that provokes without resonance.

Scott Weinberg

It's the take-no-prisoners enthusiasm with which Bates leaps into his suburban nightmare that makes Excision so interesting.

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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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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

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

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
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Daniel Parsons
AnnaLynne McCord and Traci Lords are extraordinary in this disturbingly funny and nightmarish cross between "May" and "Carrie". Highly… 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
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
Jesse Ortega
The most surprising thing about this movie is the fact that Traci Lords, a former pornographic actress, has turned into a surprisingly solid actress.… More
Sylvester Kuo
Adapted from a short film of the same title. Pauline is a mentally disturbed girl with low self esteem. Her family consists of a controlling mother, sister with… More