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 Kyle Jones on Letterboxd

    Pressed Juice out here in LA needs to step up their cleanse game after seeing this..

    I’m happy to see Johnny Galecki out of Big Bang, i really loved his character and emotions in this. This was actually a really fun and enjoyable surprise for me. Being a quirky creature fantasy vibe, it really had a good poignant undertone of letting go. Surprised with the current release, seeing it had premiered back at 2016 SXSW and doesn’t have many recent reviews. I really hope it gets some views. A great debut for Bobby Miller.

    Also, Anjelica Huston screaming in the woods as a stress reliever is such a mood.

  • ★★★½ review by OliviaDay on Letterboxd

    Well, I’m not going on a juice cleanse.

  • ★★★½ review by Robbie on Letterboxd

    Quite liked this one. Drops the momentum it builds so well in the first act, stumbles and picks back up. At 70+ min (the credits are 8 min long, guess I should see if there was more in there), I could see watching this before bed when it’s on prime or Netflix in a year. Best to go into this one blind!

  • ★★★½ review by Luke Jacobs on Letterboxd

    Poignant, clever, and original! If You Were Never Really Here is an anti-action movie, I would argue this can function as an anti-horror movie that subverts the genre’s perverse tropes in the same way that the former did.

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