Pearl Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1360

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 19

Theatrical Release Date: 09/16/2022

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/15/2022

Language: English

Genre: Horror

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Ti West

Actors: Mia Goth, David Corenswet, Tandi Wright, Emma Jenkins-Purro, Matthew Sunderland, Alistair Sewell

Plot: Prequel to X in which we discover Pearl's origin - growing up isolated and dealing with an ailing father and overbearing mother, she only wants to capture some of the glamour like she's seen in the movies - no matter the cost. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/02/2023

While Ti West did good with X, Pearl is even better with Mia Goth giving a top-notch performance as the small-town girl with big dreams, stifling parents and some very disturbing issues. And like Midsommar, the film is often bright and colorful - while a that sinister feeling is just below the surface. Tandi Wright also stands out as Pearl's strict mother. And you can't forget those end credits - put on a happy face indeed.

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Indyfreak - wrote on 03/21/2023

A vastly superior followup to Ti West’s sleeper hit ‘X’. Mia Goth is wonderful. The mood is creepy and suspenseful. For such a dark story, I am pleased that the production design is actually quite colorful and the cinematography is gorgeous. And when things have to get gory, it doesn’t disappoint.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 11/24/2022

Lizzie Borden at "Little House on the Prairie," Ti West's prequel to his retro horror flick "X" is equally as unsettling due largely to phenomenal performances from Mia Goth and Tandi Wright.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 10/16/2022

“I want to be loved by as many people as possible. But truth is I’m not really a good person.”

Martin Scorsese is correct; this was uncomfortable to watch.

With this movie being a prequel to ‘X’, this does answer certain things in X that I think will add extra depth on a second watch. Even so, I liked ‘Pearl’ a lot more. With ‘X’ being a throwback to 1970/80s slasher movies, this film felt more character driven.

'Pearl' was more disturbing, not in terms of blood and gore, but whenever Pearl has a meltdown, it's incredibly intense, mixed with her unhealthy fantasy of being loved and seen. On top of that, her reaction when things don’t go her way is scary.

Mia Goth is phenomenal in this movie. She is up there with Toni Collette in ‘Hereditary’ and …

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Kelly - wrote on 2022-09-18 05:23

Not what I expected but still good. Reminds me of Neil Jordan ‘s, The Butcher Boy. Cinematography and music are great and acting is on point.

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