Martyrs (2015) - Drama, Horror, Thriller

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

Director: Kevin Goetz
Stars: Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 15 out of 52 found boring (28.84%)

One-line Reviews (37)

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

Yes it is "watered down" but still enjoyable.

It was also pretentious and needlessly vague.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Hollow and bland.

Simple waste of time nothing else.

utterly stupid and pointless

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

It's all very bland this time.

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

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.

I first watched this movie and really enjoyed it.

Creating constant disorientation and confusion.

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.

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

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


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

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.

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

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.

The ending is different, but offers an enjoyable alternative.

It is a stunning movie.

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

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

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

The tension is dragged very skillfully throughout.

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

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.