The Lure (Córki dancingu)
The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017)

Agnieszka Smoczynska directed this off-beat horror comedy about two mermaid sisters who fall for the same man on dry land. The Lure debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 1, 2017
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter

The filmmakers' enthusiasm for their characters and the vanished period setting is palpable, asserting a certain fatalistic charm of its own.

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Trey Taylor
Dazed and Confused

Fantasy ladled over lunacy, The Lure is possibly the weirdest thing you'll see this year.

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Wendy Ide
Screen International

If, ultimately, the film fails to reel in its audience, it is due to puddle-deep characterisation and a plotline which slows to a trickle by the third act.

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Guy Lodge

Abetted by impressive lo-fi effects work, the musical numbers alone come to resemble the wildest dreams of every Eurovision show producer.

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Josh Lasser
IGN Movies

Like Silver and Golden, it has the power to both attract and repel in equal measure, but manages to use both to seduce an audience.

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Dominick Mayer
Consequence of Sound

The Lure somehow manages to seamlessly assemble a film equal parts hilarious, affecting, and grisly while trading and warping aesthetics and tones by the scene.

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David Ehrlich

Try as she might to pretend otherwise, Smoczynska builds her story upon the foundation of a fairy tale, and all of her fantastically bonkers ornamentations are supported by the romance that blossoms between Silver and Mietek.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Smoczynska handles it all with death-sexy panache, aided and abetted in this superior catch by some drop dead sexy cinematography from Jakub Kijowski, and a boatload of seriously eye-popping setpieces. More, please.

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Ed Frankl

A luscious, strangely enchanting watch and terrific fun for those who'll launch themselves into it.

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