The dumbing down of the violence to tiresome torture porn, robs it of its parallel to David Sumner's psychological shift.
The raison d'être is ludicrous and sewn up in minutes, but the cast is very good, as is the cinematography and symbolism.
Not quite as funny as you’d expect if you have seen the shorts, the film plays it straight.
An interesting statement on misogyny, albeit subtle as a sledgehammer — but then, this is from Lucky McKee and Jack Ketchum.
A required watch for fans of Frank Darabont, creator of The Walking Dead, if only to see what a difference 20 years can make.
Believes itself brutal, when in reality a small number of strong images are tied loosely together with a basic story.