Martin Scorsese says A24’s “Pearl” is so “disturbing” that I had trouble sleeping
by SOURAV D | VIEW 374
Earlier this week, in a review published by /Film had unveiled that Scorsese had branded “Pearl” as a “deeply disturbing” horror film which is utterly “wild” and “mesmerizing”.
In the matter of the fact, it appears that Martin Scorsese, the 79-year-old American actor, director, producer, screenwriter and a recipient of numerous accolades including an Academy Award, three Emmy, a Grammy alongside three Golden Globe awards among many more, became a little too scary by West’s “Pearl,” an A24-backed prequel of “X” starring Mia Goth.
Martin Scorsese labels “Pearl” deeply disturbing
Despite having had a swath of scintillating critics’ reviews with Rotten Tomatoes rated the film at 87 per cent and IMDb audiences rated the movie at 7.6, “Pearl” had grossed just $3 million over its opening weekend.
Meanwhile, in a review sent to A24 which was published by /Film earlier in the week, Scorsese said, “Ti West’s movies have a kind of energy that is so rare these days, powered by a pure, undiluted love for cinema.
You feel it in every frame. A prequel to ‘X’ made in a diametrically opposite cinematic register (think ’50s Scope color melodramas), ‘Pearl’ makes for a wild, mesmerizing, deeply — and I mean deeply — disturbing 102 minutes.
West and his muse and creative partner Mia Goth really know how to toy with their audience… before they plunge the knife into our chests and start twisting” the film. “Pearl” is a psychological thriller directed by Ti West.
West and Mia Goth had co-written the film, while Goth enacted her role as the title character.