Relic

critic Reviews

, 91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Relic ratchets up its slowly building tension in an expertly crafted atmosphere of dread, adding up to an outstanding feature debut for director/co-writer Natalie Erika James.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    The more grotesque its imagery, the more tender its twists.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    It's that slow creep that lies at the heart of Natalie Erika James's debut film. Co-written with author Christian White, her debut is the richest, most satisfying brand of chiller there is.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    It helps that the cast are on especially sharp form, never once patronise the material as a pulp genre piece.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    I'd wager that this spine-tingling, heartbreaking tale of a woman with Alzheimer's becoming lost in the labyrinthine corridors of her mind, and her home, has a universal power that will resonate with anyone, regardless of personal experience.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    A brilliant feature debut.
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    Larushka Ivan-ZadehMetro (UK)
    Down Under's creepiest movie since The Babadook. You have been warned.
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    Jason BestMarie Claire
    A powerful allegory for the anguish of dementia and the fears that surround it.
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    James HoareSciFiNow
    A beautifully disturbing and atmospheric film that has a lot to say, but says it a little too quickly and rather too loudly for its lessons to truly linger.
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    Robert RotenLaramie Movie Scope
    I am not a big fan of horror films, but this one is not bad. It is a bit too slow-moving for my taste, but there is plenty of suspense and emotion to give it some zing, nonetheless.
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    Stephen PorzioHeadStuff
    When it feels like every type of horror has been done, something like Relic is a breath of fresh air
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