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Censor (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I really waned to like Censor – director Prano Bailey-Bond’s 80’s set horror that sees a film censor (played by Niamh Algar) who discovers a chilling link between a violent horror film and her presumed dead sister. Championed my Mark Kermode and executive produced by Kim Newman this seemed to have ALL the pieces in place to be something special.  It’s a shame then that, despite an interesting first act, the film ends up being another pretentious art house Ben Wheatley style effort which now seems to be the standard for all UK made horror movies.  Damn.  It certainly has a bundle of gore also and the idea of a film censor succumbing to the films they watch is fascinating but Censor just doesn’t stick the landing. It’s not bad by any stretch but it just could have been so much better!

Best Bit:Niamh Algar is excellant

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: 28 Days Later, Saint Maud, The Girl with All the Gifts

6 out of 10 stars


 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...