Movie Reviews

Hundred-Word Review – “Mandy” (2018)


“Mandy” is a breathtakingly psychedelic trip that finds a strange middle ground between strong characterization and heavy metal storytelling. While the pacing of the first half takes a slow, almost David Lynch-like approach where its surreal violence takes time to wear on the audience, the second half plays out like a metal rock song that uses sharp, almost disturbing imagery that invokes songs from bands like Led Zeppelin. Yet at the center of this lies a strong emotional core. Combine this with yet another insane performance from Nicolas Cage, and you get the most unforgettable revenge tales in recent memory.

Final Grade: B+


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