The Cleanse

The story of a heartbroken man who attends a spiritual retreat, only to discover that the course releases more than everyday toxins and traumatic experiences.


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  • ★★★★ review by Wood on Letterboxd

    CIFF #16

    If you told me I needed a Johnny Galecki body horror film in my life I wouldn't have believed you, but I did and it's incredible.

  • ★★★½ review by Daniel Webb on Letterboxd

    Imagine Film Festival - Film #1

    Imagine a script written by David Cronenberg and Joss Whedon with a little bit of Gremlins thrown in. I'm not entirely sure if my rating does The Master Cleanse justice, to be honest. There is a lot to like, and some, possibly, to love.

    Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) enrols in a free retreat to "restart his life", but the cleanse they make him do releases more than his daily frustrations and bad toxins.

    Think The Brood and Eraserhead, with an eccentric Anjelica Huston in the mix.

  • ★★★½ review by Ian Sandwell on Letterboxd

    One of those rare films that could have been improved by being longer, as it doesn't exactly end in the strongest way. That being said, it's perfectly pitched otherwise with great performances and super cute creatures.

  • ★★★★ review by Alex Dunnett on Letterboxd

    What a sweet little gem!!! #FrightFest

  • ★★★★ review by Benedict Seal on Letterboxd

    I was totally charmed.

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