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2.6

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  • Summary: Jack, a sewage worker who’s determined to uncover the cause of the town’s water contamination crisis, gets trapped underground in a septic tank and undergoes a hideous transformation. In order to escape the tank, he must team up with a docile Giant and confront a murdering madman.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 7 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Davis
    Aug 13, 2014
    30
    It’s McHattie’s bizarre turn as the beleaguered town’s mayor that steals this show. Taking his cue from another infamous Ontario public servant, he gives a performance that can only be described as bat-shit crazy. Fitting, eh?
  2. Reviewed by: Jesse Hassenger
    Aug 14, 2014
    16
    As if the ravings of a lunatic weren’t dull enough, Septic Man eventually becomes the ravings of an idiot too.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Aug 13, 2014
    10
    Featuring a non-stop barrage of gross-out effects depicting the substances that its title would indicate, this low-brow horror film is mainly suitable for audiences desperately pining for yet another "Toxic Avenger" sequel.
  4. Reviewed by: Charles Bramesco
    Aug 12, 2014
    10
    Beyond its mere unfunniness and stupidity, Septic Man is criminally unimaginative.
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Aug 14, 2014
    10
    Just as dispiriting as its lack of scares (or sense of humor) is Septic Man’s lack of purpose -- devoid of any commentary, the film pointlessly wallows around in the muck, thereby making itself as valuable as those nasty things routinely flushed down the toilet.
  6. Reviewed by: Geoff Berkshire
    Aug 26, 2014
    10
    Jack’s predicament is both revolting and claustrophobic, but he never emerges as any kind of hero or villain, just a passive victim, which makes the pic’s most off-putting quality its endless tedium.
  7. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Aug 13, 2014
    10
    It's a grotesque, deadly dull piece of cinematic upchuck, a horror film minus tension or chills.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Aug 19, 2014
    1
    SEPTIC MAN is a movie that proves less is more. After a pretty cool opening sequence involving a pregnant woman in a squalid toilet projecting from every imaginable orifice, SEPTIC MAN degenerates into nothing more than 80 minutes of vomit and feces. I'm all for that. But even squalor gets boring when the filmmakers haven't got a clue on how to make a coherent film. SEPTIC MAN is both literally and figuratively a big mess but thank heaven for Hollywood's Arena Cinema for showing it! Expand

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