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Suspiria Movie Remake

First Reviews For ‘Suspiria’ Remake Suggest It’s Not For Everyone

The upcoming Suspiria movie remake has certainly gotten people talking, as fans are curious as to what this new version of the film will offer. According to the newly revealed first reviews of the film, it’s not a film for everyone. That doesn’t mean, however, that the reviews aren’t good – because the majority of them are positive.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film has 26 good reviews and 9 bad ones, with a Critics’ Consensus that reads:

Suspiria attacks heady themes with garish vigor, offering a viewing experience that’s daringly confrontational – and definitely not for everyone.

The Good:

AV ClubA two and-a-half-hour wallow in the primal recesses of the human psyche that’s alternately calculatedly subdued and completely… crazy.

VultureSuspiria is a gorgeous, hideous, uncompromising film, and while it seeks to do many things, settling our minds about the brutality of the past and human nature is not one of them.

SlashFilmLike the blood-red costumes tightly bound around the girls’ bodies, Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation weaves brutality and beauty together in devilish style.

Daily DeadIt feels like we’ll still be discovering new intricate details in Guadagnino’s Suspiria for years to come.

Suspiria Movie Remake

The Bad: 

VarietyBy the time it drags itself to the finish line, you may think, “Okay, now we know what ‘Suspiria’ looks like as an art film. Can we please go back to when it was just a garishly flamboyant piece of bat-house trash?”

TIMEThis new Suspiria is bland, grisly, boring and silly. There is nothing poetic or erotic about it.

BBCI expected to be peering at the screen between splayed fingers, but instead I was peering at my watch.

The WrapThe frights aren’t frightening, the political subtext never connects with the rest of the movie, and even Guadagnino’s generally unfailing visual sense isn’t enough to put this over.

Other reactions:

So there you have it. You’ll be able to judge the film for yourselves when Suspiria hits theaters on October 26th.

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