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Martyrs (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Martyrs flays off everything that gave the original its icy horrific beauty, leaving us an empty, pointless remake.

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Ten-year-old Lucie flees from the isolated warehouse where she has been held prisoner. Deeply traumatized, she is plagued by awful night terrors at the orphanage that takes her in. Her only comfort comes from Anna, a girl her own age. Nearly a decade later and still haunted by demons, Lucie finally tracks down the family that tortured her. As she and Anna move closer to the agonizing truth, they find themselves trapped in a nightmare - if they cannot escape, a martyr's fate awaits them...

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Cast

Ever Prishkulnik
as Young Lucie
Kate Burton
as Eleanor
Toby Huss
as Fenton
Lexi DiBenedetto
as Nicole Patterson
Taylor John Smith
as Brian Patterson
Melissa Tracy
as The Creature
Elyse Cole
as Young Anna
Michael Dempsey
as Detective
Larry Rosenthal
as Dr. Haseem
DaJuan Johnson
as Officer #1
Mike McCarthy
as Officer #2
Max Acosta
as Rubio-Nic
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Critic Reviews for Martyrs

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (11)

It's deeply unappetising - insipid for much of its length, before soullessly revelling in the agony for its final stretch.

April 3, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

What's left after the gore is stripped away is a mildly bloody, meatless horror.

March 31, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The icky messiness that gave Laugier's film its visceral impact has been watered down and sanitised here, while the genuinely transcendent ending of the original is banally reduced to a eulogy for friendship.

February 29, 2016 | Full Review…

Both the French and U.S. iterations of "Martyrs" are transparently voyeuristic cheaply ginned-up Guignol peep shows with intellectual pretensions.

January 22, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Pointlessly repellent.

January 21, 2016 | Full Review…

The filmmakers ... place only the tiniest fig leaf of a story on a panoramic canvas of the gory, gross and repellent.

January 21, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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½

A completely butchered remake, the original beauty and horror were gone in this slasher-like remake. The horror was tone down by a mile, the shock and twists were gone, stop copying and start making your own films with fresh ideas!

Sylvester Kuo
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