Men

audience Reviews

, 40% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Gran película, me gusta que haya propuesta y rete al espectador, ademas magistral el nivel atmosferico, cada vez admiro más a Alex Garland
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    "Men" is an incredibly frightening and symbol-heavy movie that uses its subverted sexist notions through its original material masterfully, albeit a little clumsily, throughout. The ensemble is excellent, led by Jessie Buckley's outstanding performance, who brings real emotion to the screen and instantly draws you into her story. Rory Kinnear also excels, bringing a very scary presence to the several roles he plays. This horror movie is really disturbing since it utilizes numerous realistic approaches while being extremely eerie at all times. It does a fantastic job of placing you in the character's position and allowing you to experience her awful indirect torture and paranoia. The pacing and structure are great, and the slow burn keeps you interested in the character's journey. The cinematography, which is visually gorgeous and alternates between being beautiful and unsettling, does a fantastic job of establishing the ambience with its still shots and slow panning. There are undoubtedly numerous symbolic connotations that Alex Gartland employs, and they effectively combine a horrifyingly accurate concept with its gore. However, the movie overreaches itself, particularly with its bold ideas, where a lot of things feel superfluous or disconnected from the rest of the movie because of its too extended symbolism. The concepts occasionally come across as unrealistic or overly particular for the tone the film is trying to set and depart realism in the last act to become a jumble of disgust, which has its symbolic significance and atmospheric element but doesn't feel deserved and breaks the movie's coherence. It won't appeal to most people, and even those with strong analytical skills might struggle in understanding. Men is still a thrilling and innovative folk horror film that effectively connects its critical ideas to a chillingly real story through the use of powerful modern interpretations of its original material. It maintains its standing as a profoundly unsettling experience even if its overly symbolic and fantastical notions appear to undermine its coherent framework.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    This movie blew me away. Such an intense experience. From the tense build up of the beginning to the climactic fever dream of an ending, "Men" tells a story that makes the viewer powerfully immerse themselves in the story that is being told to understand it's themes.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    Trailer is the finest example of false advertising. In reality this movie is absurd, strange and messy in storyline (as messy as her mind). There aren't other real characters except the main heroine; "men" characters are partial and more like completely her imagination or her twisted perception. Camera and shots were good, but VFX was really budgety (expeciially deepfakes). I enjoy slow burn movies most of the time, but this one is just slow and boring. Maybe it was just too artsy for neanderthal like me.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    If you want to see grisly, weird, nightmare images unlike anything you've seen before, this movie is for you. Obviously, many viewers were put off. I don't have a strong stomach, and felt physically ill watching Men. That said, I can't fault it. It was beautifully made, wonderfully acted, and I feel it executed its artistic vision flawlessly. I can't help but feel glad when filmmakers ignore the commercial audience completely and just evoke a raw feeling. Honestly, my guess is all the reviewers making highfalutin proclamations about the film being "beyond it's grasp" were just grossed out or uncomfortable with it's dream-logic. I think they mistook it for pretention and intellectualism, but, in my opinion, this movie is the opposite: pure, nightmarish feeling. I would not recommend it to most viewers, but, compared to Garland's earlier movies, this is the artsy-est, the horriblest, and ultimately, the most satisfying. I think the filmmakers and actors all achieved exactly what they set out to.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    This movie relies heavily on it's visual performance which is so loosely symbolized that it's interpretation is not clear. As others would agree it starts off promising, but completely misses the mark at the halfway point through the ending.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Tedious rubbish. Some hilariously bad VFX too.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    An unique and bizzare experience, not for everyone.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Men is a creepy and troubling horror, without a warm male character in sight. Completely original, this one certainly plays on your mind, with worryingly recognisable male characters. Garland is something special. A face of feminism.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A well-executed warning by men, for men, to never get married; all skillfully hidden in a Dunning-Krugeresque narrative designed to leave many women (and men, apparently) believing that it's about men being all the same. Well done!