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Excision (18)

Comedy, Drama, Horror

 A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.

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The critical consensus

It won’t be to many people’s taste, but for those with strong stomachs, Excision presents a strain of horror that’s grounded in real life, and one with more potency that most conventional slasher/torture fare.

****(*)Eddie Harrison, The List, 29/10/2012

It could have been David Cronenberg meets Todd Solondz, but ends up more of a cautionary cartoon on things you shouldn't try at home.

**(*)(*)(*)Steve Rose, The Guardian, 01/11/2012

Take a bow, Richard Bates, Jr, you have successfully freaked us out.

***(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 01/11/2012

A strikingly shot, brilliantly acted adolescent rite of passage from darkly funny to just plain dark.

****(*)Anton Bitel, Little White Lies, 02/11/2012

Like the lovechild of Carrie and Napoleon Dynamite, Pauline is the oddball hero of a truly impressive, eccentric teen horror.

*****Kim Newman, Empire Online, 02/11/2012

Excision is keener on being knowing and culty than genuinely shocking.

Nicholas Barber, The Independent on Sunday, 04/11/2012

I liked this teen comedy-horror flick an awful lot. But then I'm warped. It may not be everyone's cup of tea.

Rachel Cooke, The Observer, 04/11/2012

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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