Men

critic Reviews

, 69% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • If its narrative and thematic reach sometimes exceeds its grasp, magnetic performances from a stellar cast help Men make the most of its horror provocations.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    Garland is an assured storyteller... That track record makes it possible to believe for much of Men that he knows what he’s doing -- even if thematically the film feels like an over-familiar mash-up of a couple of current trends.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    The good news is that this film, written and directed by English novelist and filmmaker Alex Garland, is something utterly weird and completely different.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    Spare yourself the trouble and tell the film-makers you’re busy.
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    James LuxfordBBC.com
    There’s some resemblance to Get Out in that there’s a social message wrapped in the narrative. I don’t think this movie (achieves) that quite as well as that movie, but it’s unsettling and well-acted.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    A playfully twisted affair – not quite as profound as it seems to think, perhaps, but boasting enough squishy metaphorical slime to ensure that its musings upon textbook male characteristics are rarely dull, and sometimes deliciously disgusting.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    It suggests that all a male filmmaker needs to do to earn his feminist credentials is to show us men doing bad things. Think Bugs Bunny chomping on his carrot and, with a wink to the audience, declaring, “ain’t I a stinker?”
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    Refinery29 EditorsRefinery29
    Men left me feeling more anger at men, specifically Alex Garland, rather than providing the emotional release I had hoped for. The film is a performative action.
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    Fico CangianoCineXpress
    Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear are great in this exploration of misogyny, trauma and rebirth, all through the prism of a horror allegory. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    Men is as glaringly direct, primal and surface-level as a bar pickup line, and says nothing new, but its visceral and unshakeable menace still digs in hard, fast, tight and piercingly.
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    Graeme TuckettStuff.co.nz
    A raucous, troubling, indelible and possibly unforgettable film.
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