Fear permeates every scene. The audience members, mirroring the characters, sit uncomfortably in their dread.
However unfortunate it is that this film isn’t original or riveting, it does receive one accolade: the ability to make the audience laugh.
It’s encouraging to see a horror film both so visceral and so unequivocally frightening.
With its unbearable humor and moronic lead characters, this vapid film deserves no acclaim or admiration.
Like Simon, the film often slips on its own mistakes, but its effect runs clean and burns with an ebullient spirit.
“The Insult” is a breathtaking and powerful nominee for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film — and rightfully so.