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Censor (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Occasionally uneven but bold and viscerally effective, Censor marks a bloody good step forward for British horror.

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Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.

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Indie movies like this one aren't out to make a killing, but consider me slain.

August 22, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This thrilling, dizzying debut from Welsh writer-director Prano Bailey-Bond is a nostalgic treat for anyone old enough to remember the infamous "video nasties" scare of the early 80s.

August 22, 2021 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Censor feels lovingly worked-at, slathered in period detail and aesthetic beauty.

August 20, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Algar's intense performance ... keeps the momentum surging throughout. A clever concept carried out with great invention and some emotional honesty.

August 20, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This half-baked horror is all context and no content.

August 20, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If Censor isn't in the same class as last year's outstanding British horror debuts, it remains a promising start, and it will be fascinating to see what this film-maker can do once she engages more emphatically with the world.

August 19, 2021 | Full Review…

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