The Neon Demon

2016

Action / Horror / Thriller

81
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 53%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 64787

Synopsis


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Cast

Jena Malone as Ruby
Keanu Reeves as Hank
Christina Hendricks as Roberta Hoffmann
Elle Fanning as Jesse
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1hr 58 min
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1hr 58 min
P/S 0 / 34

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Dayane M. 4 / 10

Disappointing and Meaningless

I was very anxious to see this film and I had high hopes for this one. I'm so disappointed and kind of angry too. Yes - The cinematography is stunning but it is not enough to save this mess. I know so many fans are all about "some people don't get it, some people can't understand its real beauty and meaning..." - sorry, but this is NOT a good film. It could have been great, the idea of it is actually good, but very bad executed.

There are so many unanswered questions, there are scenes that makes us think they are supposed to mean something and they are going to have a sort of explanation, but ended not meaning anything. Also, the beginning of the film and the trailer makes you think that the main character, Jesse, has a dark side or a secret, something evil, but she only has the "special beauty and glow" that makes other models envy her in a very weird way. Jesse does not have her parents and she has some kind of weird dreams or visions, which makes us think she is more than just a pretty face, but those aspects were not developed or made any difference in the story.

The feeling I had after watching The Neon Demon was that they started to write a plot that was supposed to go one way, but then got too lazy to keep up and develop the idea, so just decided to add some "chocking"aspects like necrophilia and cannibalism to try to save it.

If you want a good horror movie about how far someone can go for fame and beauty, watch Starry Eyes (2014), is not as glamorous and so visually beautiful, but delivers the message and has a better plot, besides, it's real horror.

Reviewed by WubsTheFadger 7 / 10

The Neon Demon

Short and Simple Review by WubsTheFadger

Word of Warning: The Neon Demon has a very complex story that contains a lot of symbolism. At first this film might be hard to follow and understand. I would recommend watching it and then look up an explanation guide on YouTube. The film gets extremely dark, gory, sexual, and plain out weird towards the end.

With all that said, the story is extremely dark. The film holds a very eerie and surreal tone. Like I said before, the story is very complex, confusing, and difficult to understand. After a second viewing, I understood mostly everything but still looked up an explanation guide to further clarify.

The acting at times can seem inconsistent. Especially in the case Elle Fanning's character Jesse. But the inconsistency is there for a reason. Without spoiling anything, her personality changes when she comes to terms with her true beauty. Keanu Reeves delivers the weakest performance. His character is very dry and has no depth.

The amount of symbolism throughout the film is astounding. The two main symbols to look out for are beauty and the triangle.

The film is slightly overlong. The film itself is about two hours, but could have been about an hour and a half.

The film has a perfect blend of nudity and violence. All of the scenes that involved nudity or violence were there for a reason in order to further the symbolism and depth of the characters.

Pros: Complex and dark story, consistent tone, good acting, perfect blend of nudity and violence, and a great use of symbolism

Cons: Keanu Reeves' dry performance, can be a difficult story to follow, and an overly long runtime

Overall Rating: 7.4/10

P.S. Nicolas Winding Refn's most notable films are Drive (2011) and Bronson (2008) which I would highly recommend. Also, if you really enjoyed The Neon Demon you might also enjoy Only God Forgives (2013) which was also created by Refn.

Reviewed by The Mad Hatter 1 / 10

All Art No Film

I pondered giving this movie a 2 but then I realized that there was no reason. A 2 in my my seemed to believe that this movie had a redeeming quality, it doesn't. While the title to my review sounds like it could be interesting, don't be fooled, even the art isn't worth seeing. The transitions are poor and create a choppy film, each scene lasts 5 minutes too long because it's all about the artistic flair and the art is abstract at best. The soundtrack is even as pretentious as the artistic flair of the movie. No redeeming qualities. The acting is absolutely terrible. The main characters boyfriend literally just stares and delivers a couple line, then stares more. He looks like an absolute creep at the best of times, but that's something that really plagues this whole movie. Someone speaks and then it's like they want to capture every angle of it'll leaving us with a 30 second shot of 2 words. You sit and stare and wonder if it will ever change because dear god this isn't how dialogue works and then it cuts to another scene that has nothing to do with it. While I'm sure that there is some deeper meaning behind the movie, I'm not willing to suffer through it again in hopes that I can rip it from the movie. Any meaning, is so far hidden underneath a gilded scene that it exhausts you hoping that what you're watching is actually about something. I was rather excited that the movie would be tastefully non-nude as it seemed like this could be the type of movie that quickly turns into a porno. While half the movie persisted with it's pleasant non-nude view, it quickly changed with the necrophilia scene and just goes down hill. I don't need to watch two girls showering in blood over and over for 5 minutes. Once again, another "Artistic" design, taking double, triple, quadruple the time trying to create a uselessly artistic shot. This film, in all honesty, is just garbage. It has no vision outside of someone screaming "ART!" at everyone involved. The dialogue is unnatural and delivered by uninspired actors. Nothing moves along at any sort of pace and whenever it changes scenes it uses terrible cuts and you may not even see the wrap up of the last scene. Save your time, it looks like it may be cool, but it's not. It's a movie that leaves you sitting there wondering what the hell you're watching. If you manage to make it to the end, all you feel is regret.

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