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Infinity Pool

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 1h 57m
Country: Canada, Croatia, Hungary
Language: English
Genre Tags: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Plot Summary: James and Em Foster are enjoying an all-inclusive beach vacation in the fictional island of La Tolqa, when a fatal accident exposes the resort's perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism, reckless violence and surreal horrors.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: Brutal. Honestly surprised me at one point in the middle, when really it shouldn't have, which is a great trick of writing and acting. People with unlimited wealth and power and basically amoral monsters. Alexander Skarsgård gives a nuanced portrayal of a man willing to sell his soul to join their upper class, and Mia Goth is a powerhouse of a villain toying with him.

Outside Reviews:

Brian Tallerico
3 out of 4 stars -

It almost feels like ticket buyers should have to prove that they've seen Brandon Cronenberg's "Possessor" before being allowed admittance to his newest film, "Infinity Pool." That way, they know what they're in for. Once again, the increasingly impressive son of David Cronenberg has made a wildly surreal, unapologetic, violent, and pornographic movie about privilege, morality, and things I couldn't possibly begin to explain in a review. Cronenberg takes unbelievably big swings here—maybe even more than his last movie—and he does not bother to hold your hand along the way. He is a fascinating filmmaker, one who I think has not quite yet made his masterpiece, but I'm becoming increasingly convinced he will soon.

Katie Rife
In Brandon Cronenberg's Infinity Pool, the sex and satire drip off the screen

Infinity Pool is the best horror-satire about Americans (and Brits, and one Austrian) abroad since Hostel. The hype surrounding the movie focuses on the depravity on display in Brandon Cronenberg's follow-up to 2020's Possessor, which is fair: The squibs are juicy, the nudity is full-frontal, and the psychedelic orgy sequence is extended. But there's a trenchant point to all the blood, sex, and urine.