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  1. Matt Richards's rating of the film Calvaire

    Starts out like a dark comedy with one foot planted in the insane territory of Delicatessen before morphing into a full blown assault on the entire male system and becoming a sort of transcendent and poetic journey on the catharsis of allowing oneself to feel. 3.5 stars

  2. Adam GR's rating of the film Calvaire

    Actually horrifying. I don't want to go to Belgium.

  3. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Calvaire

    Welz would later direct much stronger material in terms of originality, layers, excitement, and immediacy, but his auteuristic style is evident in not just these visuals that are poetically spine-tingling, but, perhaps most noticeably, in the absence of a musical score. It's all diagetic sound aside from the end credits. Plus Calvaire has France's creepiest creep in I Stand Alone/ High Tension's Philippe Nahon.

  4. chanandre's rating of the film Calvaire

    Brutalité absolue et un méchant fort dégoutant (toujours joué par un effrayant Philippe Nahon) qui se noie lentement dans le marécage.

  5. Paolo Utili's rating of the film Calvaire

  6. cin·aes·the·tic's rating of the film Calvaire

    Moral: stay away from the backwoods swamp people, kids. The absence of grown women from the village (at least from what can be seen within the film) speaks volumes about the social dynamic: this is a rural idyll in which there is no nanny state and the free folk are self-sufficient, well-armed pig-fuckers. Any unlucky strangers entering their midst are fair game: literally hunted as prey. Make Belgium Great Again!

  7. nathansuher's rating of the film Calvaire

    It's one part 'Misery', and one part 'Deliverance'. A HIGH HIGH RECOMMEND.

  8. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Calvaire

    Wikip: In northern France and Belgium, such wayside calvaries erected at the junction of routes and tracks "function both as navigation devices and objects of veneration". Since medieval times they have fixed the landscape, symbolically acquiring it for the Christian faith, in the same way that, previously, Megalithic monuments marked prehistoric landscapes according to presumed religious and ideological imperatives.

  9. David R Williams's rating of the film Calvaire

    Off putting, sick, deranged....and I mean all that in the best possible way. Some may indeed find this an ordeal, but fans of extreme and the more perverse fringes of art-horror are in for a real treat...

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film Calvaire

    Sujet a priori plutôt intéressant, souvent alourdi par une lourde interprétation de Laurent Lucas, surjouant constamment et une pesante volonté de faire dans l'incongruité et l'outrancier à tous prix, des orientations pas vraiment nécessaires... www.cinefiches.com

  11. Joe Pryweller's rating of the film Calvaire

    This creepy tale features Deliverance-style backwoods weirdos and an effete male singer whose bus breaks down in the wrong place. The gore factor is ramped up was the movie progresses, as the characters become stranger and a bit in-bred. I wanted more in the way of character and backstory -- Du Weiz gives us little to work with outside of its basic plot. We know nothing about the singer, who is a bit of a cipher.

  12. Jeffrey Melone's rating of the film Calvaire

    twisted and fantastic. Loved it!

  13. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Calvaire

  14. Kevin's rating of the film Calvaire

    The Bill Murray line from the Hunter Thompson Biopic: “It wasn’t weird enough for me” does not apply. This movie is purely bizarre, so bizarre it is sometimes hard to watch. It is the kind of movie you cannot really recommend to people you not know well. So be careful.

  15. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Calvaire

    2-3. Really nothing special in the concept; it PRETTY much has to ride the suspense of the execution. And that it does well enough that one could probably safely give this film a pass. The angle that really makes this film distinct is the gender angle, though, in that the lead male character is regarded and treated the way an average female horror protagonist would. Beyond that it's not particularly about gender.

  16. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Calvaire

    I know what you're thinking. This is a sick horror movie? Actually it's just an ordinary day. The French/Belgians are just very rude to each other.

  17. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Calvaire

    An insanely disquieting film with many creepy weirdos. It’s like a mixture between forced hospitality à la Stephen King’s „Misery“ and business of degenerated famiiles à la Wes Craven’s „The Hills have Eyes“ or Tobe Hooper’s „Chain Saw Massacre“. And the moral: Don’t get lost in the Belgian countryside.

  18. crystal meff's rating of the film Calvaire

    Prior to Helena, the mother of Constantine 1, locating Calvary, the site had been a temple to Aphrodite. It is also the place where the serpent's head had been crushed following the fall of man.

  19. Corrado Agnello's rating of the film Calvaire

  20. Skinnedteen's rating of the film Calvaire

    The plot is as foggy as it's cinematography.

  21. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Calvaire

  22. Alessandra N.'s rating of the film Calvaire

    One of the best disturbing movies ever seen

  23. Quincy Houdayer's rating of the film Calvaire

    This dance scene at the tavern in this film is beautifully strange. An eerie death waltz where monsters are created.

  24. kartina obskura's rating of the film Calvaire

    that dancing scene in the bar was like satantango meets pass this on video (by the knife), just more extreme.

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