Mad God (2022)


A figure known as "The Assassin" descends from the heavens into a nightmarish pit full of monsters, titans and cruelty.

Mad God (2022)

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Released Year: 2022
Runtime: 83 minutes
Directors: Phil Tippett
Writers: Phil Tippett

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A figure known as "The Assassin" descends from the heavens into a nightmarish pit full of monsters, titans and cruelty.

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100
RogerEbert.com - Simon Abrams
Imagine, if you will, a dystopian nightmare set in a post-industrialized world that’s forever teetering on its last legs, but never quite falls over. This description does not, admittedly, tell you much, but the movie’s less of a narrative-driven parable than a dazzling and corrosively cynical vision of a hyper-compartmentalized society that’s struggling to both die and reset.
90
Paste Magazine - Dom Sinacola
Tippett purges his Id until he’s wrung the last bit of bile from the Assassin’s journey, but even throughout all the harrowing imagery, the director never loses a sense of cinematic wonder.
83
Entertainment Weekly - Darren Franich
For anyone who loves stop-motion animation, the first 40 minutes of this bleak adventure will scratch your trippy itch and then some.
80
Film Threat - Rob Rector
Tippett himself said he did not intend Mad God to adhere to any strict narrative structure, so it’s best to merely soak in the sumptuous, detailed visuals and extract your own meaning from the journey. It’s a ferociously engaging, if slightly flawed, viewing experience.
80
The Guardian - Leslie Felperin
This is undoubtedly a work of historic significance, made by a master in his field – but beware that it often feels like a film-making notebook, full of doodles and ideas but not especially cohesive as a story.

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