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Horns (15)

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.

The critical consensus

Seems most likely to please intense adolescents.

***(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 27/10/2014

Sweetness and splatter, romance and horror, comedy, fantasy... Alexandre Aja’s movie boldly mixes flavours, to satisfying effect. Radcliffe, meanwhile, again proves he’s at home with the dark arts.

****(*)Matt Mueller, Total Film, 27/10/2014

Long-shelved, the final product never lives up to the promise of its contemporary-Grimm-brothers conceit.

**(*)(*)(*)Olly Richards, Empire Online,27/10/2014

It shouldn't work, but it does.

****(*)David Ehrlich, Little White Lies, 28/10/2014

Ultimately this teen horror lacks any real hiss or bite.

**(*)(*)(*)Katherine McLaughlin, The List, 29/10/2014

Horns’ tonal fluctuations undermine its attempted emotional heft.

**(*)(*)(*)Josh Slater-Williams, The Skinny, 30/10/2014

Alexandre Aja's sprawling, wildly uneven film suffers from its continual shifts in storytelling style. It's at its best as a Twin Peaks-style mystery with supernatural elements.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 30/10/2014

There are a few laughs and sharp moments, but this film outstays its precarious welcome by about half an hour and strays into some weirdly humourless YA romance territory.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 30/10/2014

A very strange film in which hints of Joe Orton comedy clash with bursts of special-effects and none of it makes a great deal of sense. We all understand that Radcliffe wants to try different things but there are limits.

**(*)(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 31/10/2014

It’s entertainingly bonkers and Radcliffe gives it his all.

***(*)(*)Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express, 02/11/2014

What director Alexandre Aja fails to maximise is the appealingly off-colour comedy in people’s reactions to the horns: only in spurts does the film achieve an outre flavour of pop Gogol.

**(*)(*)(*)Jonathan Romney, The Observer, 02/11/2014

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General release. Check local listings for show times.

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