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  • Summary: The latest provocation from surrealist master Jan Svankmajer is based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade. Lunacy combines live action and stop-motion, sex and violence, grand guignol terror and gallows humor, and a lot of animated meat. (Zeitgeist Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 90
    One of the best films of the year.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    Svankmajer has crafted his finest live-action feature to date.
  3. The film is imaginative but ugly, with bodily functions an unending source for grotesque and revolting imagery.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    At nearly two hours Lunacy becomes repetitive, at first ingeniously and then with a slowly dulling edge. The meat parade ceases to shock.
  5. 50
    Weird anachronisms (cars, telephones, home computers) contribute to the craziness, but despite the copious imagination on display, this is a fairly long haul.
  6. 50
    Lunacy is dark, scary, and yucky--even by the Czech animator's own standards.
  7. While dinner and a movie is in theory a great idea, I'd avoid eating before taking in Lunacy.

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