Spoiler-Free Review of “Men” (2022) in Theaters: What did I just watch?

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“What do you want from me?”

Men (2022) premiered in theaters on May 20th 2022. The folk horror film stars Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Paapa Essiedu, and Gayle Rankin. It runs for an hour and forty minutes.

After dealing with a tragedy, Harper decides to vacation at a home in the countryside, but feels like she is being stalked by someone in the woods.

Here is the trailer:

Men is trippy and unsettling involving some extreme body horror, but is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Creepy and unsettling…

There are some genuinely creepy and disturbing moments throughout this film. The choice of setting was a good one and I was already terrified of the woods prior to watching this. There was an eerie quality lingering in the background even when things were developing in the beginning of the film from the music to the moments of complete silence.

Convincing performances…

This film involved a small cast, but the performances were really well done. I wanted to know more about our main character but I still believed the trauma and pain she was going through and I thought that she was a strong lead for the most part. The “men” of the film really nailed the creepy vibe…almost to another level…

The Cons:

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Over complicates things…

Like to the extreme! I understood a lot of the religious imagery, but by the time I got to the end of this movie, I had no idea what I had just watched. I had to look up several interpretations just to understand it and while a lot of it kind of made sense, I just thought it was too out there. Sometimes less is more and I much preferred the first half of the film.

There is also some disturbing body horror involved in this one. I don’t recommend having a meal while watching it…

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

The film has some disturbing moments and some chilling performances, but I was so confused by the ending and I felt like I had to work too hard just to understand what was going on, which made it a lot less entertaining for me. I’m sure some people will love how weird and bizarre it is, but it was not really for me.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Men (2022) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


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