Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

critic Reviews

, 74% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon finds writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour spinning a stylishly lurid -- if somewhat narratively undercooked -- fantasy yarn.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    A thriller of striking colors and compelling characters.
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    Tomris LafflyRogerEbert.com
    [Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon] possess your senses at every one of its madcap turns.
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    This movie is like existentialist art, discovering its own meaning in the moment with each step its heroine takes.
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    Beatrice LoayzaNew York Times
    The movie, more often than not, has the look and feel of an edgy music video, which wouldn’t necessarily be a problem if it weren’t also oddly boring.
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    Luke Y. ThompsonAV Club
    It’s a bit like a John Cassavetes or Harmony Korine film that just happens to have Stephen King’s Carrie as one of the characters, and a lot of synthesizers on the soundtrack.
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    Jessica KiangThe Playlist
    Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon is a blast.
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    Jon MendelsohnCBR
    Ana Lily Amirpour's third feature film is funny and visually stunning, putting a fresh take on familiar themes.
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    Matt DonatoIGN Movies
    Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon harnesses everything from New Orleans’ voodoo presence to actual superpowers when churning out another creatively ambitious winner from Ana Lily Amirpour.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Putting a fresh spin on genre tropes, this atmospheric thriller with a science-fiction twist layers a modest revenge saga with a compelling mystery and progressive gender politics.
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    Ricardo GallegosBut Why Tho? A Geek Community
    Amirpour uses her distinctive voice and punk ideals to subvert, charm, and craft a confident B-movie-style fun fest.
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