Action / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 69%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 39%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 32558

Plot summary

July 26, 2022 at 03:14 PM


Alex Garland

Top cast

Sonoya Mizuno as Police Operator
Jessie Buckley as Harper
Paapa Essiedu as James
Rory Kinnear as Geoffrey
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919.46 MB
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23.976 fps
1 hr 40 min
P/S 14 / 51
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23.976 fps
1 hr 40 min
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1 hr 40 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jtindahouse 8 / 10

Brace yourself, this one is off the walls

I've seen some out there films in my time, believe me. But 'Men' is very close to taking the cake. I actually found myself in a mild sense of shock after the film. An usher asked me how it was and I didn't know what to say. I was genuinely lost for words. This movie is a ride.

I love a film that is willing to push boundaries. I love even more a film that simply has no boundaries. That's what this was. By the end there was nothing that could come on screen that would've surprised me. It may have shocked me, but it wouldn't have surprised me.

I get the general metaphor the film was going for. I tried not to overthink it because I don't think that's the wise thing to do. It makes sense though, at least on a base level. Not everyone may agree with it, but that's the beautiful thing about a perspective, you can't be wrong.

A small critique I had, and this will sound strange, but when the film is at its most shocking near the end, it is in a way at its least shocking too. Because before this the absurdity was at least kind of plausible (in a movie universe at least). However once the movie goes completely off the walls it's kind of easy to sit back and just say accept the ride, knowing that nothing is realistic any longer. Hopefully that made sense.

I really enjoyed this film, but not everyone will - I have never been more certain of that. There were a couple of women in the row in front of me who I expected to get up and leave at any moment. They stuck it out though and good for them. If you're up for it, I recommend this one. 8/10.

Reviewed by darkreignn 6 / 10

Simultaneously too much and not enough

The climax of "Men" has a certain sequence that can only be described as grotesque - it was a real labor of love, if you will (read between the lines, my friend). And seeing this specific scene take up the entire width of the silver screen in extreme closeup was not something I particularly expected, or wanted, to see in theatres. However, in a weird way I admired this film for throwing caution to the wind - "Gosh darn it," this movie seems to say, "You'll watch what I want you to watch, and you'll like it!" And so I didn't mind the initial sequence, until director Alex Garland portrayed it three more times.

"Men" is simultaneously an exercise of too much and yet not enough. Because when Garland goes for it, he really goes for it; throwing everything and the kitchen sink at his audience in terms of visuals and sound design, on one hand this movie satisfies on a purely primal level. Crisp, bright colors permeate this movie, and coupled with the booming and borderline intrusive score, you have something that your eyes and ears will happily soak up. And in fact, from the moment this film started I was immediately in awe of just how good it looked. But on the other hand, all the visuals and sounds in the world can't make up for a poor plot, and "Men" has a poor plot.

Well, let me backtrack. The plot isn't inherently poor - actually, it's pretty interesting. Starring the beautiful Jessie Buckley as Harper, "Men" follows her as she retreats to a vacation home in the English countryside after experiencing a personal tragedy. Things just seem to go from bad to worse for poor Harper, though, as she soon stumbles across a town where the men look strikingly similar. It's an intriguing premise, especially since the film employs a heavy use of emotional dramatic tension to drive the story forward. You'll find yourself invested in the puzzle that's being put together before your eyes, and engaged in Harper's story and the very human drama that comes from it. And with this expert combination of horror and drama, "Men" seems to make you a promise of a satisfying conclusion. And would you be surprised if I told you that "Men" doesn't deliver?

Looking past the striking visuals, euphoric soundtrack, and Oscar-worthy acting from Jessie Buckley, you have yourself a movie that lacks development. Too long on the draw, the movie takes its time in setting up its main character. In doing so, the film becomes, primarily, a character piece with thriller elements to it - in fact, the horror doesn't really kick in until the latter half of the movie. This wouldn't be a bad thing if the movie actually had a satisfying story that tied the drama and horror together in a conclusive way, but it doesn't. Instead, "Men" feels like two separate movies: a study of grief, and a home invasion thriller. And to be honest with you, the purely dramatic sections of this movie were my favorite simply because the horror elements felt like a narrative afterthought.

Sure, you'll get all the suspense and bloodshed you want out of this type of premise; you'll also get a stunning lack of explanation as to why what's happening is happening. Actually, strike that. You will get an explanation, one that you'll find in one of the laziest cop outs for an ending that I've seen in quite some time. With the subtlety of an atom bomb, the ultimate reveal is uncreative to the extreme. Put it this way: I had my suspicions that the movie would go in the route I thought it was going in, and when my suspicions were confirmed, I couldn't help but groan.

"Men" crumbles under its own weight with a unique premise that the filmmakers, clearly, didn't know what to do with. A lack of satisfying narrative development means that "Men" doesn't wholly succeed as either a drama or a horror film. However, it's so well acted, so pretty to look at, and so nice to listen to that I can't outright reject this movie, because I will certainly be watching this again at home one day. My recommendation? Give this a watch solely for its sights and sounds, and temper your expectations in terms of its storyline. Doing so, you may find just enough to like, but not enough to love.

Reviewed by benjaminskylerhill 4 / 10

A kiddie pool that thinks it's deep.

I'm a fan of Alex Garland's previous films; I liked Ex Machina and I loved Annihilation. With Men, he lost me.

The film has a monstrously effective first 30 minutes. The characters are introduced with airtight exposition and riveting dialogue. The atmosphere is developed with gorgeous, haunting cinematography that envelopes each scene in dread.

After this near-perfect first act, the film falls flat on its stupid face.

The artistic presentation remains technically gorgeous throughout, but any sense of narrative cohesion or character consistency is thrown out the window in favor of the simple rote routine of throwing strange metaphorical imagery at the screen and having our protagonist run away from it while avoiding doing something rational...


And over...

And over again...for about the entire second half of the movie.

The story reaches its thematic heights about halfway through and then Garland has nothing else to say, so he keeps hammering in the exact same overly simplified message of "misogyny being passed down via cultural acceptance through generations" with increasingly bizarre imagery that deflates any sort of tension or sense of true danger.

To top off the insult to the audience's intelligence, the movie ends with a line of dialogue that gives us the exact same message we got in one of the film's first scenes.

This is a movie that is almost an hour longer than it needs to be. It's so convinced of its own intelligence, yet so shallow and stupid, lacking any sense of nuance whatsoever.

Do you, like 99.9% of western people, believe that hitting women and emotionally manipulating people is bad?

Congratulations. You're smarter than Alex Garland thinks you are, and I saved you 100 minutes.

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SnowflakeMelter profile
SnowflakeMelter September 25, 2022 at 04:00 pm

A mud shark has delusions. The end.

aeon44 profile
aeon44 August 19, 2022 at 07:01 pm

A complete waste of time. Don't even bother trying it out but if you really want to play it at least 2x playback speed.

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filmcritic101 August 08, 2022 at 11:05 am

It started well but sadly went downhill. It could have been a decent film, but no, instead, it descended into a ridiculous ending of unmentionable acts.

grey8_cat profile
grey8_cat July 27, 2022 at 09:48 pm

MEN - don't mind the other NEGA reviews. Its about WOMEN

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GreyWolf2327 July 27, 2022 at 06:35 pm

Its not difficult to see what the intentions were here, but ultimately it's an extremely unfulfilling venture that treats it's subject matter as if this is the first step toward something when it is just a shallow commentary at best. It's hard to engage with a film that is so solidly up its own a$$ so early into the runtime. 4/10 at best

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3inchsteel July 26, 2022 at 08:04 pm

Society: women are forever victims and never at fault for anything.

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ytsmxtopfan July 22, 2022 at 01:11 pm


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ultima45 July 21, 2022 at 11:26 am


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Heroc July 20, 2022 at 03:52 pm

I was expecting more from it since the trailer looks good, but the movie turns out to be borderline boring/okay. They try to make it a psych-thriller movie but it just doesn't work; pacing is rather slow, and there are scenes which I find dull. It would have been better if they made the movie straightforward thriller... Kudos to Rory Kinnear though. Great copy, FREEMAN.

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wwkduffy July 08, 2022 at 01:05 am

Every single man in the film (other than the black boyfriend) is played by one guy, actor Rory Kinnear. I guess I'm a dummy since I didn't realize this until the flick was over But it's pretty impressive. This doesn't make it a good film, but I still liked it quite a bit. The tension is thick, and sublime cinematography--every shot looks like a postcard.

restlessone profile
restlessone July 04, 2022 at 06:19 am

just one or two bad eggs and you get the whole world hating men. can't believe this life is real

slickk01 profile
slickk01 July 03, 2022 at 06:41 am

Do not watch. Waste of time. Really bad movie.

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CoolCoyote2 June 29, 2022 at 08:11 am

Seriously, this movie was bordering on being as bad as 'Gravity' and that is saying something horrendous

CoolCoyote2 profile
CoolCoyote2 June 29, 2022 at 08:09 am

1/10 A women has tit^s and a vagina, a man has a cock and some balls, get over it ya woke wankers.

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revolverjerkalot June 29, 2022 at 07:28 am

this sucks, freeman upload The Black Phone plz

studyhard profile
studyhard June 29, 2022 at 07:09 am

Hey freeman why don't you upload 4k Blu-ray movies now

paralyzer22 profile
paralyzer22 June 28, 2022 at 09:51 pm

They can't define what a woman is but they are going to school us about men? Get the f**k outta here loony lefties.

LeeBergstrom profile
LeeBergstrom June 28, 2022 at 04:34 pm

What a weird, stupid movie!

bannedforwrongthink profile
bannedforwrongthink June 28, 2022 at 04:30 pm

Yawn. The movie is basically "men are horrible" with lots of artsy, pretentious nonsense.

AerionXS profile
AerionXS June 28, 2022 at 02:44 pm

Movie sucks. The sequels will be Women. A movie where a man gets lost in a town full of women who crash the car and get mad at him for no reason, make a situation out of nothing and complain about toxic masculinity while the man does heavy work and the women are chilling in the spa, but yet they need him for even the stupidest thing, like changing a light bulb.

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pen_of_inspiration June 28, 2022 at 11:05 am


sacrophage profile
sacrophage June 28, 2022 at 10:18 am

This movie is as boring as f**k. OMG why do they make movies like this nowadays?

snowflakekilla22 profile
snowflakekilla22 June 28, 2022 at 02:35 am

its 2022 and men are the enemy... got it

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TheWickednessLord June 28, 2022 at 02:13 am


Wild1962 profile
Wild1962 June 27, 2022 at 06:38 pm

Who Funds this. They should have their heads examined

tagtek profile
tagtek June 26, 2022 at 06:22 pm

really cool movie, i really like scenes from A24!

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khalilolemdjedli June 26, 2022 at 02:31 pm

I'm going to make a horror movie called "Women". Wish me luck and many investors.

ultima45 profile
ultima45 June 26, 2022 at 11:38 am

Please go on a solo journey if you are bored instead of watching this movie!! LOL

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Nabilington June 26, 2022 at 07:50 am

thanks a lot

suprema profile
suprema June 26, 2022 at 07:24 am

Awful waste of time.