"BRILLIANT,BIZARRE.DAZZLING AND UTTERLY DEMENTED."
"STUNNING – with one of the nuttiest sequences to invade theatres this year."
"If the idea of an unholy collaboration between Guillermo del Toro, Federico Fellini and William Castle appeals to you, PUT NEAR-MASTERPIECE THE LAST CIRCUS ON YOUR MUST-SEE LIST RIGHT NOW."
"TERRIFICALLY WEIRD – take Fellini, Tarantino and Taxi Driver and throw ‘em in a cage with a lion, and you’d get this strange, wild trip."
"It has the making of a cult hit."
"CULT STATUS IS ASSURED."
"BRILLIANT. A GREAT FILM. A searing, intimate work riffing on Hitchcock, DePalma, Fellini, the Universal Monster films and German Expressionism."
"A genre film par excellence, owing its inspiration to such sources as James Whale, Alfred Hitchcock, Tod Browning, King Kong and Pan’s Labyrinth"
"The film is incredible. In the oldest sense of that word, it is awe-inspiring and grotesque. Stunning and heartfelt."
"It’s my favorite film of Fantastic Fest and the big frontrunner for my favorite film of 2010. One of the most insane movies I’ve ever seen. 10 out of 10."
"Highly stylised and visually daring."
"Makes Pan's Labyrinth look like Sesame Street."
Javier, a Sad Clown, finds work in a circus where he befriends an outlandish cast of characters, including the brutish Happy Clown, Sergio, who humiliates Javier daily in the name of entertainment. It is here that he meets Natalia, a gorgeous acrobat and abused wife of Sergio. Javier falls deeply in love with Natalia and tries to rescue her from her cruel and violent husband, unleashing Sergio’s jealousy. With neither man willing to back down, this twisted love triangle evolves into a ferocious battle between Sad Clown and Happy Clown, escalating to unbelievable heights in this shocking, irreverent and unforgettable film.
Antonio de la Torre
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