X (2022)

X (2022)

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Looking to make an adult film in a secluded farmhouse, a group of young filmmakers' mission turns nasty - well, nastier - when the property owners' leering interest takes a violent turn in this 1979-set horror written and directed by Ti West (The Innkeepers).

2022Rating: R18, Graphic violence, horror, drug use & sex scenes106 minsUSA
HorrorFestival & Independent

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X (2022) | Reviews

Setting up a fairly profound villain with sleazy confidence, horror filmmaker Ti West delivers the genre money shots with a good blend of shocking sudden dispatches and creeping kills we can all see coming. 

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The New York Times

The New York Times

X is a clever and exuberant throwback to a less innocent time, when movies could be naughty, disreputable and idiosyncratic.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

An homage but also a strikingly original and cheerfully grotesque work, filled with dark humor, relatively complex subtext and gung-ho, all-in performances...

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

(X) brings the slasher back to its fleshy basics, leaning into what made the granddaddies of slasher films so memorable.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

There is an emotional heft to what (West's) doing amid all the red-hot naked bodies and still-warm cadavers, a sense of longing and the passing of time...

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A film that feels unpinned, ominous, and potentially unforgettable.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This isn’t a reinvention of the wheel, but a reminder of why the wheel became the industry standard in the first place.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A full-tilt genre experience that is as surprising as it is savage.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

X is a properly satisfying shocker.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Once all hell breaks loose in Ti West’s X, the promise of a genre deconstruction all but evaporates.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

While X is an ingenious rejiggering of genre archetypes, a few shortcomings hold it back...

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Variety

Variety

A movie made with genuine mood and skill and flavour.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

A deceptively simple setup gives way to a go-for-broke horror-comedy that leaves you breathless, both from laughter and nail-biting tension.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A gory retro-thriller with an unusually engaging cast.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

West conjures nasty fun with a genre enthusiast’s expertise and then doesn't offer much beyond that.

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X (2022) | Release Details

X (2022) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Neon Rentals and Academy On Demand and AroVision.