#570 – Martyrs


Without a doubt Martyrs is one of the toughest watches I’ve had in a while. I did stick with it though. Was I pleased I did. Not entirely. It goes from the deeply unpleasant corners of horror to all out sadistic torture-porn. It’s a phrase I dislike, but it describes the second half of this movie. It’s justification for sustain scenes of brutalisation comes late, and it is without doubt a compelling idea, but is it enough. I’m not convinced. Want to feel disturbed and uneasy about the way you spend your leisure time, then watch this dirty fucked-up uncle of a film.