Prisoners of the Ghostland Reviews

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland
    • Genre : Thriller,Action,Horror
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 100 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : RLJE Films
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  • while purists might grumble that Prisoners of the Ghostland is not as bold or 'out there' as Sono's previous work, it is an excellent introduction to the director for anyone who hasn't dipped into his filmography
    by Hannah Woodhead [Little White Lies ]
  • while it won't be for everyone, this truly bizarre mashup of Westerns and samurai movies, mixed with other bits and pieces, offers a visionary design as well as a thrillingly unhinged Nicolas Cage
    3 of 5 by Jeffrey M. Anderson [Common Sense Media ]
  • ultimately, Prisoners of the Ghostland is an OK film by a great filmmaker who has made truly great films, most memorable for its cast and the fact he finally made an English-language movie
    by Richard Whittaker [Austin Chronicle ]
  • the production design is absolutely incredible; The impressive fight choreography gorgeously captures the abundant violence; If you like Westerns, martial arts, Japanese cinema, Nicolas Cage, or anything weird AF, then this is certainly for you
    4 of 5 by Lorry KIkta [Film Threat ]
  • Sion Sono's action flick is a hot, beautiful mess; the movie is a highly stylized representative fable that gleefully and deliriously blends genres, themes, and images to create a unique (if at times, bizarre) experience
    2 of 5 by Sarah Bea Milner [ScreenRant ]
  • Renegade Japanese auteur Sion Sono and totally normal American actor Nicolas Cage make some beautiful nonsense together
    Review rate : B- by David Ehrlich [IndieWire ]
  • it's not very good except sometimes when it's fantastic
    Review rate : B by Jessica Kiang [The Playlist ]
  • it's an entertaining post-apocalyptic mashup; the result is predictably excessive, noisy and more than a little exhausting. But mostly in a fun way, as long as you're not bothered by gratuitous violence, incoherence and a deep streak of silly
    3 of 5 by Leslie Felperin [The Guardian ]
  • it alternates between too simplistic and incomprehensible; destined to be quickly forgotten, it would need to play a hardcore genre festival to find an appreciative audience of any size
    by John DeFore [The Hollywood Reporter ]
  • destined to be quickly forgotten, it would need to play a hardcore genre festival to find an appreciative audience of any size
    by John DeFore [The Hollywood Reporter ]
  • combine those visuals with Chieko Matsumoto’s costumes and some pretty creative facial makeup, and Sono has effectively guaranteed that we’ll always have something interesting to look at, even as the brain struggles for meaning
    by Peter Devruge [Variety ]
  • a cinematic hadron collider of Sion Sono and Nicolas Cage - the result is uncompromising, unafraid. Vibrant, hyper-stylised and unadulterated in the extreme, this is pure action cinema at its best
    4 of 5 by Ty Cooper [HeyUGuys ]
  • "Prisoners of the Ghostland" is by turns brilliant and rubbish. Nicolas Cage is in his element, it has visual invention to spare, and the fight scenes are fun, but it's a shame such imagination is tethered to equally all-over-the-place storytelling
    3 of 5 by Ian Freer [Empire Magazine ]
  • "Prisoners of the Ghostland" is an "Escape From New York"-meets-"Mad Max" ripoff that desperately wants to be a bonkers, midnight drive-in cult classic but doesn't have the camp value or the memorably off-the-wall storyline to make the cut
    2 of 4 by Richard Roeper [Chicago Sun-Times ]
  • "Prisoners of the Ghostland" does not disappoint; the picture's pure unpredictability is consistently entertaining; it may not be Sono's best work, but it absolutely hits the spot if you're in the mood for something hypnotically berserk
    3 of 4 by Mike McGranaghan [Aisle Seat ]

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