Pearl

critic Reviews

, 89% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Pearl finds Ti West squeezing fresh gore out of the world he created with X -- and once again benefiting from a brilliant Mia Goth performance.
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    Maxwell RabbChicago Reader
    West and Goth created an inventive, unique slasher genre, and a movie worth rewatching several times.
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    David FearRolling Stone
    You leave admiring the film’s kills, the lingua franca of any slasher flick. What stays with you, though, is its portrait of a psychological crack turning into a chasm.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    If Douglas Sirk made a slasher flick, it would be Pearl.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Pearl is a gift.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Goth delivers an electrifying and truly scary performance.
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    Joshua RothkopfEntertainment Weekly
    Goth makes the most of a croaking, lengthy one-take monologue, during which a new horror monster is born. Pearl is the rare origin story where you see the breakdown happening in real time.
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    Joe LipsettHorror Queers Podcast
    While X remains the stronger film, Pearl has enough to stand on its own and it's a stunning showcase for Mia Goth, particularly *that* monologue and those closing credits.
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    Tobias JegExclaim!
    I'll certainly be seeing the other chapters of this creepy saga. I will, however, not let my children grow up around pitchforks. Lesson learned there.
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    Aaron NeuwirthWe Live Entertainment
    It’s a pretty inspired way to deliver an origin story.
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    Alan FrenchSunshine State Cineplex
    West and Goth will continue to build their collaboration in the future. They’ve become horror’s latest great pairing, following in the footsteps of Craven and Campbell.
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