Reviews: Piercing (2019)

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  • Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Piercing is a twisted watch that will completely satisfy genre fans and polarize mainstream audiences — but that’s why it works.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It’s a bold and strange film that allows the two leads to dive into some wild characters, and it shows a range for writer/director, Nicolas Pesce, that I hadn’t expected.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: …bracingly wicked and weird with two compelling lead performances and plenty of style to burn.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Piercing frustrates because there’s so much potential and technical acumen on display, but it’s more a polished demo reel than a satisfying narrative.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: It proves impossible to know where things might go next thanks to the physical manifestation of internal turmoil and the hallucinatory blur between life and psychosis.
  • Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee
    • Excerpt: As a filmmaker of body horror, Nicolas Pesce is not as extreme as Takashi Miike, but there is enough going here to make most viewers feel uncomfortable once the two main characters meet.
  • [New] | Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: Piercing’ will play better if you’ve never seen ‘Audition,’ but if you have seen the older film, you may find that the newer one suffers (hee hee) by comparison to its sadistic sister.