2h 1m | Directed by Panos Cosmatos | USA, Belgium | Action, horror, thriller
Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache), Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.
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As if its sole goal was to take the heavyweight title of Nicolas Cage’s Craziest Movie Ever, Mandy exhibits what Shakespeare called “vaulting ambition” in producing the nuttiest ways for Cage to get into one phantasmagorical showdown after the next.
Nick Allen | RogerEbert.com | Full review
Cosmatos has crafted a mind-melting genre orgy of cosmic proportions that’s ridiculously fun.
Katherine McLaughlin | Sight and Sound | Full review
Cosmatos’ ability to put us in Red’s head — overwhelmed at first with pain and fury, then saturated by the strange drugs he for some reason feels compelled to try — make this much more than the usual exercise in vicarious bloodshed.
John DeFore | Hollywood Reporter | Full review