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  • Summary: Taxidermia contains three generational stories, about a grandfather, a father, and a son, linked together by recurring motifs. The dim grandfather, an orderly during World War Two, lives in his bizarre fantasies; he desires love. The huge father seeks success as a top athlete — a speed eater — in the post-war pro-Soviet era. The grandson, a meek, small-boned taxidermist, yearns for something greater: immortality. He wants to create the most perfect work of art of all time by stuffing his own torso. (Regent Releasing) Collapse
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  1. 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.
  2. Belongs to a school of Central European surrealism that marries nightmarish horror with formal beauty.
  3. 100
    A brilliant, often grotesquely bizarre allegory on life in Hungary from World War II to the present.
  4. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    90
    Taxidermia sets a benchmark for body horror in the cinema.
  5. 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.
  6. 67
    Frequently funny, for those who can stomach it.
  7. 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.

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