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83

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Duane Byrge
    90
    For a film so pessimistic about mankind, Taxidermia erupts with some light-hearted technical inspiration: Cinematographer Gergely Poharnok's compositions are wickedly hilarious, while production designer Adrien Asztalos' concoctions are peculiarly gross.
  2. 50
    Despite its stomach-turning images (and maybe because of), it is a daring, provocative work by a talented helmer who gets off pushing the envelope. He should be supported, no matter how outlandish he gets.
  3. Reviewed by: Matthew Sorrento
    100
    Only for fans of the bizarre and certainly not for those with even a faintly weak stomach. But for those meeting both qualifications: Welcome to a devious little nightmare.
  4. Reviewed by: Patrick Peters
    60
    Keeping it surreal has never been so nauseating and, at times, hilarious.
  5. 100
    A brilliant, often grotesquely bizarre allegory on life in Hungary from World War II to the present.
  6. Belongs to a school of Central European surrealism that marries nightmarish horror with formal beauty.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    90
    All this helps to shape Pálfi’s crudely bombastic but impressive philosophical view of the body as landscape and art, a source of personal discovery, wonder and annihilation.
  8. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    90
    Taxidermia sets a benchmark for body horror in the cinema.
  9. 67
    Frequently funny, for those who can stomach it.

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