...draws heavily and with commendably lurid enthusiasm on the horror movie's obsession with the macabre rituals which make extravagant spectacle of death and suffering.
What an extraordinary film: creepy, humid, unwholesome – touched with moments of crazed inspiration.
The quality that Jodorowsky has above all is passionate sincerity.
The performances are appropriately over-theatrical, the sets breathtakingly rococo, the costumes exquisitely lavish.
Alejandro Jodorowsky's cult classic still feels as batshit crazy as it did in 1989.