Climax

Climax

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Climax

Sofia Boutella stars in Gaspar Noé’s (Irreversible) street-dance-horror-hybrid, which won the Directors Fortnight Prize at Cannes.

"Climax is reportedly based on the true story of a 1990s dance group whose post-rehearsal party descended into hell, helped by liberal serves of LSD-laced alcohol (it also features an astonishing choreographed sequence set to ’90s electro dance music)." (Sydney Film Festival)

2018Rating: R18, Violence, sexual content, self-harm, drug use & offensive language95 minsFranceFrench and English with English subtitles
HorrorMusicalWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

"Climax" works, at least when it's willing to be a human drama. But then it sinks in that you're watching "Fame" directed by the Marquis de Sade with a Steadicam.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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Plays something like Pasolini's stomach-churning Salò by way of the old Busby Berkeley extravaganza Gold Diggers of 1933.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Noé is giving us a cinema of sensual outrageousness and excess that makes other films look middleaged and tame.

4.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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A blazingly original, extremely disturbing film that's something quite new - a psychotropic street dance movie that turns into an orgiastic horror trip.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Noe has made a film that's seductive in its rhythms and bold visualisation of his young dancers' sometimes beautiful, other times brutal somatic expressiveness.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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It is not just great at what it does; it is a provocative masterpiece.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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At times you'll be watching in horror, but you'll never look away.

4.0
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Climax is a horror movie - but calling it that is reductive and misleading because it is quite unlike any horror movie you've seen before. For a start, it's also a bangin' hot dance flick, packed with head-nodding beats and breath-taking moves. Yes, you read that right. Moreover, there are no ghosts, monsters, or marauding slashers here. No, the horror of...

4.0
0

A delirious, electrifying and visceral experience. Beautifully choreographed dance sequences, amazing cinematography, visually dazzling. Best film of NZIFF 2018.

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

"Climax" works, at least when it's willing to be a human drama. But then it sinks in that you're watching "Fame" directed by the Marquis de Sade with a Steadicam.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Plays something like Pasolini's stomach-churning Salò by way of the old Busby Berkeley extravaganza Gold Diggers of 1933.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Noé is giving us a cinema of sensual outrageousness and excess that makes other films look middleaged and tame.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A blazingly original, extremely disturbing film that's something quite new - a psychotropic street dance movie that turns into an orgiastic horror trip.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Noe has made a film that's seductive in its rhythms and bold visualisation of his young dancers' sometimes beautiful, other times brutal somatic expressiveness.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

It is not just great at what it does; it is a provocative masterpiece.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

At times you'll be watching in horror, but you'll never look away.

4.0
0

Climax is a horror movie - but calling it that is reductive and misleading because it is quite unlike any horror movie you've seen before. For a start, it's also a bangin' hot dance flick, packed with head-nodding beats and breath-taking moves. Yes, you read that right. Moreover, there are no ghosts, monsters, or marauding slashers here. No, the horror of...

4.0
0

A delirious, electrifying and visceral experience. Beautifully choreographed dance sequences, amazing cinematography, visually dazzling. Best film of NZIFF 2018.

5.0
0