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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
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  1. Sep 4, 2014
    5
    American Mary gets points for being a novel mix of revenge fantasy, torture porn, and deviant sexual fantasy. Katharine Isabelle gives a solid performance as lead actress, but the casting is otherwise hollow, and the cameos seem like pandering when they're probably meant to be a nod to the body modification subculture. The plot gimmick works until the writers botch the last act with aAmerican Mary gets points for being a novel mix of revenge fantasy, torture porn, and deviant sexual fantasy. Katharine Isabelle gives a solid performance as lead actress, but the casting is otherwise hollow, and the cameos seem like pandering when they're probably meant to be a nod to the body modification subculture. The plot gimmick works until the writers botch the last act with a failed attempt at a dramatic ending. Expand
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46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Drew Hunt
    May 31, 2013
    63
    The filmmakers certainly exaggerate (i.e. exploit) their subject, but for a community that prides itself on shock value, there seems no sufficient alternative.
  2. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    May 30, 2013
    75
    It’s a truly interesting slasher fest; in this one, the heroine gets to be both beauty and beast.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    May 30, 2013
    50
    Writer-director siblings Jen and Sylvia Soska allow their film to turn slack and unfocused after an enticingly lurid, wickedly tense first half.