Martyrs (2015) - Drama, Horror, Thriller

Hohum Score

48

Bearable

A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.

IMDB: 4
Director: Kevin Goetz
Stars: Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 15 out of 61 found boring (24.59%)

One-line Reviews (39)

There are a few tweaks that are "Americanized", but are still a bit intense compared to other horror remakes that seem dumbed down.

What made the original so great (atmosphere, score, acting, the sense of hopelessness) is gone, replaced with reality TV-level acting, endless exposition, pointless scenes and zero scares.

This one was entertaining.

I definitely think it was worth the watch, it was done well.

Simple waste of time nothing else.

I've seen (and really liked) the original, and at the same time I've read so many horrible reviews that I thought I was going to see the worst movie ever.

Hollow and bland.

It was a little hard to watch as it was really intense and just crazy.

Creating an ending as bland as the rest of the movie was.

I mean I really loved the intense raw terror of the original mixed.

Confusion.

Martyrs (2016) is yet another pointless remake that is completely inferior to the original.

As for the story, the beginning dragged on for me.

It's all very bland this time.

I first watched this movie and really enjoyed it.

Yes it is "watered down" but still enjoyable.

It's a very pointless remake, and it's directed lazily, with poor performances from most of the cast.

The tension is dragged very skillfully throughout.

The ending is different, but offers an enjoyable alternative.

I may be the minority here, but I actually thought the way they rewrote the conclusion was clever and intriguing without being too much of a touchy-feely tradeoff—it still maintained the dark nerve of the original's ending, which I respected, and the last five minutes may be the only portion of the film that I truly thought was worthwhile.

The movie feels like it's going somewhere, but then the villains show up and the movie starts to descend into cliché.

Then the original story-line was massaged and adjusted for the purposes of the remake, and in my opinion it created a different, intriguing, enjoyable Martyrs experience for horror audiences worldwide.

I actually watched this late at night when I was tired and fell asleep within the first 20 minutes.

The original was so compelling, that there is no way that you could screw it up correct?

I mean I really loved the intense raw terror of the original.

Now that the girls have been caught, we get a villainess straight out of James Bond or Batman comics, spending far too much time explaining her ridiculous plot in mundane detail.

Had I not seen the original I probably would not say it's not a terrible movie, just bland.

The original was good but at some point it becomes just pointless torture that could be abbreviated.

It is a stunning movie.

Creating constant disorientation and confusion.

Weeks later I was bored so I figured I would give it a shot.

This includes finding a "Martyr" to endure unbearable pain and suffering in order to fulfill the cult's quest for further knowledge.

When watching the remake, one feels like the film is self-consciously going through the motions, and when taking into consideration its stodgy demeanor, failed distribution, and complete lack of any and all promotion, "Martyrs" 2016 ultimately feels like a production that was given up on before it had even begun.

Also there are some genuinely boring moments considering the short running time and overall it is a lot less emotional than Pascal Laugier's Martyrs.

utterly stupid and pointless

Despite them, I found Martyrs (2015) an absolute waste of time.

Yet another pointless remake that is completely inferior to the original.

It was also pretentious and needlessly vague.

Just watch it with an empty brain...