Infinity Pool

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
Infinity Pool Movie Poster: Mia Goth looks at Alexander Skarsgard while both are half submerged in water

Common Sense says

age 18+

Surreal thriller has extremely graphic sex and violence.

R 2023 117 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 15+

A boring, lame horror violence isn't as extreme as some people make it out to be!

Going back when I first saw the trailer, I actually coming to think that its a bi misleading. After watching the trailer for this movie and actually only seeing the trailer once, I thought it would be this great disturbing, violent scary horror movie. But after watching it, yes it was violent and disturbing but at the same time, I thought it would be more extreme than what it actually turned out to be (Terrifier 2 was far more extreme than what I saw in this movie). And I heard bad things about the sexaul content, hearing that it was also to like the extreme, but it turned out to be a hallucination of an orgy that didn't go too into graphic detail and a now & then some nude people, but that was really it. I mean, the Wolf of Wall Street sexaul/nude content was on a higher scale! So this movie didn't get me off guard on really anything on how "extreme" the violence and sexaul, nude content had in it! In the orignal cut of this movie, which would have earned the rating of NC-17, it has James doing a penis ejaculating with hand stimulation. Although this is shown in the R-rated cut, it isn't shown right up front to the most graphic content. We know it's happening due because of semen falling onto the floor. This scene is so not-needed. It literally adds no storyline to the movie, and it is really unnneeded. Why it was even needed in the R-rated cut baffles me. And I'm actually wondering why the director added also an orgy scene that was long but nothing too explicit . . . just knowing what they were doing is how explicit it got. It's these kind of moves that the director added that makes me question the direction of the film. I mean, you delete those scenes out and it's pretty alright without them. This movie really has an interesting plot, but how it's executed is how it got me turned away from the movie. It doesn't balance out anything and even the theme/plot of the movie gets lost in all that's happening. I mean this isn't a movie with a lot happening, but this is a movie that needed a lot of explantion on the depth of the movie and the plot. It just kind of felt it was going with you just figuring out what was happening. Because I promise you, I got lost in the film more than once and by the end of the movie . . . I was wondering what was the main theme being exploited in the end. It just is frustrating to watch a movie that has little to no explantion and at the end of the movie you have to rely on someone's guesses on what the theme of the movie was than what you think it was because you got confused and lost during the film. Overall, this film has low character building is low. The plot and themes of the movie gets lost, confused, and muddled down in the end. The violence and sexaul cotent are R-rated yes, but not extreme. And really, the only good part about this was Mia Goth's acting . . . she carried the whole movie on her back, but in the end, it wasn't enough to redeem this movie on how low it fell and how bad it turned out!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+

If you like this stuff, then it's great. If not...

This movie designed to evoke a visceral reaction from its viewers. If, like me, you are into watching really crazy messed up things on the big screen that are done really, really well, then this is for you. If not, dare yourself.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 27, 2023
  • On DVD or streaming: February 14, 2023
  • Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman
  • Director: Brandon Cronenberg
  • Studio: Neon
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Run time: 117 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: graphic violence, disturbing material, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and some language
  • Last updated: March 1, 2023

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