First time in theaters so this was the R-rated cut.
Main difference is that most of the male nudity is removed! Such prudes!
Anyways I now have a WILD theory about this movie that I can’t wait to share, but will do so when more people see it.
Man’s descent into hell.
Infinity Pool is a movie that revels in the amount of body fluids and debauchery on display to present a darkly-hilarious look into man’s most primal instincts.
Brandon Cronenberg makes less horror and more cyberpunk dystopian nightmares reflective of our own world and his personal fears.
Propelled by gripping performances and gorgeous directing Infinity Pool is the first truly great movie of 2023. I loved every second of this.
(Note: this review is about the Unrated version that was sent out to press and screened at Sundance!)
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