Quick Review : Climax (2018)

How can you rate a movie like ‘Climax’? There’s not much of a plot to speak about. There are no character arcs and there are too many characters. But if you ever want a “drug trip” without actually taking any drugs, then ‘Climax’ is probably the film to watch. It starts out glorious, full of colour and dancing people, but slowly and surely descends into a nightmare. And I mean “nightmare” in the truest sense of the word. Long takes permeate ‘Climax,’ especially the third act, which virtually consists of a 42 minute long take that depicts a spiral into darkness and depravity that few films ever explore.

climax dance
Just Dance 2018

There may be not bucket-loads of gore, but surely the point of horror is to disorientate and disgust the viewer without blood painting the screen? And ‘Climax’ does just that. It’s not a film I’d re-watchps any time soon, but it’s a film I’m glad I watched. Sure, it’s style over substance, and it’s Gasper Noe going full steam ahead with his own visions, but it’s something you’ve never seen before.

Hammy’s Rating: 3/5

Memorable Scene

The 42 minute tracking shot in the third act

Memorable Quote

‘It’s a nightmare!’

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