French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.

Studio: Lionsgate
Year: 2019
Release Date: May 28, 2019
Run time: 90 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 1 DVD
Region: A

If you want to watch this movie you should prepare yourself because Climax is not your grandmother’s bedtime story and definitely not a movie for everybody. Take for example the first 45 minutes which is basically one big dance scene – – at this point I would like to note that the dance performed by the actors is easily one of the best group dance I ‘ve ever seen in a movie – – Also here you get to know the characters, the relationships between them and you can hear and see some realistically written and performed dialogues. Interestingly the inciting incident happens at the middle of the movie, and then all hell brakes loose… paranoia, fear, violence, madness. Gaspar Noé brings us the living nightmare which stands till the ending of the movie.

These scenes are like we just watchng the neverending videolog from Hell of the Event Horizon. That’s a little exaggerated I know, but that’s what I thought while I was watching the movie. The camera scans around the location’s every half-lighted corridors and dark corners, and thanks to the director’s clear and definite direction, it finds something interesting and scary thing everywhere.

Movie Quality: 10/10

Special Features

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Special Features: 0/10

Final Thoughts

A different film like others from Gaspar Noé. This movie has some of coolest dance scenes in cinema. Plot with very subliminal, political and ironic messages.
Overall Rating: 9/10