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Nightmare Alley Reviews

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January 20, 2022
There is no more singular and distinct voice working in mainstream cinema than Guillermo del Toro right now, and Nightmare Alley might be the most thorough explication of his obsessions and themes yet.
January 20, 2022
As you'd expect from a Del Toro... production, the costuming is exquisite, cinematography immersively evocative and the production design occasionally breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 20, 2022
Despite its rather indulgent running time, this is a handsome noir with a jet-black heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2022
This latest version ups the horror and melodrama and is made with a good deal more razzamatazz than its more subtly sinister, black and white predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2022
Guillermo del Toro hits us with a spectacular noir melodrama boasting gruesomely enjoyable performances and freaky twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2022
Del Toro employs a mixture of stylish old Hollywood sensibilities with B movie tropes to bring us an engaging and gorgeously acted psychological thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 20, 2022
Behind the thick, smoky cinematography by Dan Laustsen and the fiery symbolism in which truth is repeatedly burnt to ashes, lies a visceral, rage-filled gut-punch of a picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2022
An intriguing, engrossing, beautifully shot noir thriller... a ripping tale of deceit, betrayal and comeuppance, with the occasional murder...Cooper proves a perfect fit as the suave confidence man. He's the quintessential rat with a gold tooth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 18, 2022
Ultimately a picture detailing the horrors of humanity, Nightmare Alley is worth a visit for those ready to bathe in the indulgence of mature-aimed oddities and extravagance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 18, 2022
If there's any justice in the world Del Toro and Blanchett will team up again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2022
...revitalises the genre with a fresh take, exhuming material that's aged rather well and fully deserves another outing to entertain a mystery-starved audience...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2022
"It's not a feel good film, but with Nightmare Alley at least you'll be feeling bad in style."
Full Review | Original Score: 16/20
January 17, 2022
A rare del Toro film that's not an outright spook show, Nightmare Alley isn't quite the filmmaker's best - but it's not far off, boasting an enveloping atmosphere, compelling characters, and gorgeous filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2022
Brilliant performance by Cooper.
January 13, 2022
A modern noir thriller that's executed in a near-perfect fashion.
January 13, 2022
It has been a while since a movie that hits the quality quadrants of story, cinematography, acting performance and entertainment value has come along. Nightmare Alley checks all the boxes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 13, 2022
An intoxicating noir epic that has cigarette smoke on its breath, blood beneath its fingernails and terrifying blackness in its heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 12, 2022
The new Nightmare Alley is wilder than the brilliant 1947 original. But director Guillermo del Toro trades its original expansive sense of human tragedy for a simple, bleak pessimism.
January 7, 2022
A shapely piece of entertainment that may cheer you up. Grim as it often is, it's been put together with such obvious love and devotion that its energy carries us through Gresham's moralistic tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 6, 2022
[Nightmare Alley] is one of [Guillermo] del Toro's best works to date [since] Pan's Labyrinth and The Shape of Water.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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