The Greasy Strangler

The Greasy Strangler

The Greasy Strangler

Leaving film festival audiences stumped, this hard-to-describe gross-out comedy follows an oily maniac who strangles people to death. All the while, a father and son compete against one another to win the attention of a beautiful woman. From the director of the ABCs of Death 2 segment G is for Grandad.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

It’s not funny for one minute on screen, let alone 90.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

It aims for John Waters-style transgression without evincing half of Waters's wit and affection for eccentric lifestyles.

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Time Out

Time Out

So dripping with art-school irony that the effect is more mildly irritating than genuinely disconcerting.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It’s supposed to be nauseating and is extremely effective in achieving that purpose.

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Collider

Collider

The Greasy Strangler delights with a high-saturated dose of WTF that will stick to your ribs long after the film is over.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Is any of this funny? Sometimes, though not often. Is that intentional? Well, that's debatable. Is it worth seeing? Yes, but only if you enjoy being grossed out.

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The Times

The Times

It's supposed to be ironic and self-aware, full of deliberately poor line readings and stiff, stylised performances, but it's mostly tedious.

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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

The best thing about The Greasy Strangler: that title. The worst thing about The Greasy Strangler: everything that follows that title.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Its willful determination to be outre proves its undoing.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Pure uncompromising yuckiness is what this comedy delivers. A grossout smack in the face. Deplorable. Unspeakable. Often funny.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Nobody who goes to see a movie called The Greasy Strangler can object to contrived offensiveness or endurance-test sequences. But Hosking's film has no momentum.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

If you can take the assault on your senses it’s worth sticking with for a core of genuine, affecting drama and dollops of sly, quotable humour.

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